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USHurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall

18:26  30 august  2019
18:26  30 august  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Hurricane Dorian: Florida forecast to get Category 4 Labor Day storm

Hurricane Dorian: Florida forecast to get Category 4 Labor Day storm Hurricane Dorian became a Category 4 major hurricane Friday before its predicted landfall Monday along Florida's east coast, forecasters say. Hurricane warnings were put in place in the northwestern Bahamas as Dorian approached the island nation. A direct hit in the Bahamas is likely on Sunday into Monday. The storm was slowly turning west on Friday as it makes it way back toward land and is expected to strengthen in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center said. Dorian is forecast slam the southeastern United States as a possible Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 3 storm and is gathering strength as it moves toward Florida , where it could make landfall as soon as late Monday " It 's going to impact the entirety of Florida , and residents need to be prepared," Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator

All of Florida is under a state of emergency and authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food Hurricane Dorian is days away from striking Florida and could be a monster storm by landfall . “ It ’s going to impact the entirety of Florida , and residents need to be prepared,” Acting

All of Florida is under a state of emergency and authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week's worth of food and supplies as Hurricane Dorian gathers strength and aims to slam the state as soon as Monday as a Category 4 storm.

"It's going to impact the entirety of Florida, and residents need to be prepared," Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor said Friday morning on CNN's "New Day." "So, take the time now ... to understand what your local risk is."

Hurricane Dorian: Category 5 right now, could it be a Category 6? No.

Hurricane Dorian: Category 5 right now, could it be a Category 6? No. As Hurricane Dorian moves toward Florida's Atlantic coast, it has the potential to become one of the strongest storms of all time. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is how the National Hurricane Center measures the intensity of hurricanes. The scale breaks down hurricane categories based on the 1-minute sustained winds recorded in connection with the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. A Category 1 hurricane, for instance, displays wind speeds between 74 to 95 mph. Conversely, a Category 5 hurricane has reached 157 mph or higher.

Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, then lingered, pummeling the northern islands of the Bahamian archipelago for more than three days. A hurricane turns when it encounters a steering flow that blows in a different direction than the storm was being driven before.

"Devastating" Hurricane Dorian was battering parts of the Bahamas overnight with punishing 165 The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast tonight through Wednesday The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Dorian made landfall in Elbow Cay at 12

"The clock is ticking right now," he added. "Don't waste time. Prepare yourself and your family."

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Deborah Thomas, 69, was doing just that Friday at a Home Depot in West Palm Beach when she broke down in tears with worry over how her dog and her pigs would survive the storm.

"I live in a mobile home, so I stand to be homeless," she told CNN. "But that is not what worries me. I have animals. I can replace my home, but I can't replace my animals."

Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall
Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall

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Hurricane Dorian heads for the Carolinas, could bring 'life-threatening storm surge' to the coast

Hurricane Dorian heads for the Carolinas, could bring 'life-threatening storm surge' to the coast Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a Category 3 storm again Wednesday night, with sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Its core is forecast to approach the coast of South Carolina, near Charleston, on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, the hurricane center said. Downtown Charleston was experiencing flooding as a result of the storm early Thursday morning, the Charleston County Emergency Management told CNN. Dorian is expected to run parallel along the coast of the Carolinas into Friday. Any deviation to the left could bring the storm's center onshore, according to the NHC.

Dorian, now a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph -- just one mile per hour shy of Category 3 strength -- is due to slow its forward speed in the coming days, allowing it to gain intensity over warm Caribbean waters and fuel the heavy rains, damaging wind and storm surge it's expected to deliver, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.

Hurricane watches have been issued for the northwestern Bahamas, where Dorian is expected to hit Sunday as a Category 3 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

It is then forecast to roar toward the US mainland Monday evening into Tuesday morning at major-hurricane strength, though experts warn that forecasts are subject to change.

Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall© Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/Getty Images LUQUILLO, PUERTO RICO - AUGUST 28: A person is seen along the beach as Tropical Storm Dorian passes the island on August 28, 2019 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. The Tropical Storm is expected to hit along the southeast coast as a possible category 2 hurricane. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

"There is a wide cone of uncertainty of the storm, especially since it is still days from landfall on Florida," CNN meteorologist Rob Shackelford said. The cone extends from Key West up to around Jacksonville, a distance of 500 miles, he added.

The storm is likely to grow in size, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. That means that regardless of where it makes landfall, much of Florida -- including inland cities like Orlando and west coast cities like Tampa -- could see hurricane force winds and heavy rain. Storm surge could impact much of the state's east coast.

Trump’s Dorian Brawl Leads to Dispute Within U.S. Weather Agency

Trump’s Dorian Brawl Leads to Dispute Within U.S. Weather Agency As President Donald Trump dragged the brawl over his forecast for Hurricane Dorian into a sixth day, a U.S. agency released a statement bolstering his account -- prompting a scathing response from the leader of an agency union. © Bloomberg President Trump Says U.S. Spending Much Less Than Expected On Dorian Trump has repeatedly and defiantly continued to defend his assertion that Alabama was in Dorian’s path. On Wednesday, he showed White House reporters a map that he had personally altered -- by drawing a black line -- to bolster his argument. On Thursday, he tweeted photos of Aug. 29 and Aug.

Florida residents are stocking up

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all 67 Florida counties. The state has 819,000 gallons of water and 1.8 million meals ready for distribution, he said.

Hurricane Dorian could impact the 'entirety of Florida' when it makes landfall© Getty Miami, Florida, residents stock up on groceries at a Costco on August 29, 2019, as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian. - Dorian was gathering strength on Thursday as it churned towards Florida, where it could make landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm. Florida's governor declared a state of emergency, warning residents on the east coast of the "Sunshine State" to prepare for a potentially major hurricane. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Local officials throughout the state are making decisions Friday about whether to issue evacuation orders, DeSantis said in a Friday morning news conference.

"We are just asking Floridians, please heed those directives from your local folks," he said, adding, "Those decisions are not made lightly."

Florida's Highway Patrol will begin escorting fuel trucks to boost the volume that can be brought into the state, DeSantis said Friday. Service and truck rates for fuel trucks also have been waived.

About 2,000 National Guard troops will be mobilized Friday, Maj. Gen. James Eifert said in the news conference. That number could double by the end of Saturday, he said.

"We're prepared to respond," Eifert said. "We have 12,000 soldiers and airmen in the state and every one of them that is able and in the state, not deployed, will be ready to step up as needed."

Florida residents have been stocking up on gas and food for a stormy weekend, and officials are urging everyone to be prepared.

Dorian lashes New England after leaving N.C.'s Outer Banks with 'catastrophic' flooding

Dorian lashes New England after leaving N.C.'s Outer Banks with 'catastrophic' flooding Hurricane Dorian made landfall over North Carolina Friday, battering the state's Outer Banks barrier islands with ferocious winds and dangerous floodwaters. The flooding stranded roughly 800 people on the Outer Banks' hard-hit Ocracoke Island, where residents described the flooding as "catastrophic," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. Leslie Lanier, who lives on Ocracoke Island, said some residents had to climb into their attics to escape the water, ABC Raleigh station WTVD reported. 1/11 SLIDES © Moonraker Tea Shop Flooding fills the streets of Ocracoke Island, N.C., Sept.

"Get water, get gas, get cash out of the ATMs," West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James said. "The more we hear about this storm, it sounds like a serious one."

Thomas, who was fretting over her beloved pets, plans to hole up with her dog at her daughter's home, where they've stocked plenty of water, she told CNN. Even if evacuation orders come down, Thomas doesn't plan to leave, she said, even though Dorian has her mind on Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which left Homestead, Florida, looking like an atomic bomb had gone off.

With Dorian scheduled to arrive in time for Labor Day, major airlines have offered waivers for flights to Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean. And tourist areas were emptying out Thursday, CNN affiliate WFLA reported.

"We usually get hundreds of visitors every day, and it's just been one of those days that drives everyone away. It's a gorgeous day but the hurricane is just going to kill it all," Jason Pun, owner of a Cocoa Beach restaurant, told the station.

"It is taking a little bit of a hindrance, especially when we're supposed to be preparing for one of our busiest weekends of the year," Frank Figueroa, owner of the neighboring Sandbar, said.

Big storm, big response

Dorian warrants a multibillion-dollar price tag, FEMA associate administrator Jeffrey Byard told reporters Thursday.

"This is going to be a big storm. We're prepared for a big response," he said.

Since Dorian had minimal impact on Puerto Rico, the agency is shifting staff from the island to Florida in preparation.

Dorian already has claimed the title of strongest storm so far of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

If it reaches Florida, this will be the fourth year in a row a hurricane of any strength has hit the state. That would be the most years in a row since the 1940s.

And if it reaches Florida as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of around 130 mph, it would be the strongest hurricane to strike Florida's east coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

Military and NASA are making adjustments

To avoid damage from Dorian, the US Navy is moving more than 40 planes from Jacksonville to bases in Michigan, Ohio and Texas.

The US Air Force is evacuating 16 aircraft from MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa to McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita, Kansas, an Air Force official said.

Florida State University had been scheduled to play its season-opening game off campus, in Jacksonville near the Atlantic coast. But because of Dorian, the game has been moved farther inland to FSU's normal home field in Tallahassee.

Because Dorian could impact Florida's Kennedy Space Center, NASA has said it will have a crawler-transporter move NASA's mobile launcher Friday from launch pad 39B to the Vehicle Assembly Building about 3.5 miles away. The launcher was being tested on the pad in anticipation of future Space Launch System missions.

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Dorian lashes New England after leaving N.C.'s Outer Banks with 'catastrophic' flooding.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall over North Carolina Friday, battering the state's Outer Banks barrier islands with ferocious winds and dangerous floodwaters. The flooding stranded roughly 800 people on the Outer Banks' hard-hit Ocracoke Island, where residents described the flooding as "catastrophic," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. Leslie Lanier, who lives on Ocracoke Island, said some residents had to climb into their attics to escape the water, ABC Raleigh station WTVD reported. 1/11 SLIDES © Moonraker Tea Shop Flooding fills the streets of Ocracoke Island, N.C., Sept.

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