Photo Credit: NASA
View of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station camera

Hurricane Dorian regained its strength and returned to a Category 3 status as it moved up the Atlantic coastline on Thursday, packing maximum sustained winds of more than 110 miles per hour.

The International Space Station filmed the storm as it flew over the coastline.

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The hurricane had reached Georgia and then the South Carolina coast on Thursday, and was expected to move up to North Carolina by Friday and the southeastern portion of New England by the Sabbath before heading to Nova Scotia by Sunday, according to NASA.

At least 20 people have died in the Bahamas as a result of the devastation wreaked by Dorian, which at that point was a monster Category 5 hurricane packing 225 mph winds and 23-foot storm surges. Authorities warned the death toll is likely to rise as rescuers work to reach other victims.

The Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAid traveled to the Bahamas earlier in the week to distribute urgent relief supplies, offer psychological first aid and deploy water filters to restore access to drinking water. The organization said its rapid response team, comprised of medical personnel, post-trauma experts, community specialists and other professionals, will also conduct further needs assessments in the affected communities, once the initial emergency is addressed.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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