Hurricane Dorian Quick Facts:
- Dorian has become a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
- Dorian is expected to be a major hurricane on Friday and remains extremely dangerous over the weekend.
- Dorian is well on the way, late Monday or early Tuesday, possibly as a mighty Type 4 and likely to go ashore via Florida.
Hurricane Dorian stepped up to a Type 2 storm on Thursday night. It is expected to intensify into a Category 3 hurricane on Friday and remain at least as strong as it is on its way to the US mainland.
"Dorian is likely to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane while moving near the US mainland northwestern Bahamas and approaching the Florida Peninsula through the weekend," the center said.
There is a good chance that Dorian will make his way into a Category 4 with potentially catastrophic 1
He said Dorian is likely to land early Monday evening and Tuesday morning at the latest, probably across the Atlantic coast in Central Florida, although possibly further south.
Florida residents stormed into supermarkets across the state to buy food and supplies.
The National Meteorological Service said Dorian could bring the state "a triple threat of danger," including a "life-threatening storm surge, devastating gale winds, and heavy rains." The center called on Floridians to prepare "NOW."
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis extended the declared state of emergency to cover all districts of the state and asked President Trump for a disaster declaration before landing.
The Government of the Bahamas issued a hurricane watch for the northwestern part of the chain.
Mr. Trump canceled a weekend visit to Poland to focus on the federal response to storms.
"There is every indication that it will be very hard and very big," he said in a video he tweeted on Thursday night and Dorian compared with Dorian Hurricane Andrew who devastated South Florida in 1992. As of Friday, 11:00 EDT, Dorian's center was located about 960 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, and about 800 kilometers east of the northwestern Bahamas in a northwestern direction at 16 km / h, said the hurricane center. Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour.
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It's never too early to start preparing a hurricane kit.
The National Weather Service encourages anyone on the path of the storm to "never be too early" to start preparing a hurricane kit.
CBS News has some Preparing for a hurricane?
Before the potentially devastating storms in this one Hurricane season recommends the Red Cross to have the following supplies at hand:
- Water: At least 3 days supply, 1 gallon per person per day
- Food: At least 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare food
- Battery operated or hand cranked radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
- Replacement Batteries
- First Aid Kit  Medicines (7-day supply) and medical articles (hearing aids with spare batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, sugarcane)
- Multipurpose tool  Copies of personal documents (insurance policies, birth certificates, leases or deeds for the home)
- Toiletries and personal hygiene articles
- Emergency blankets
- Insect repellents and sunscreens
- Baby articles (bottles, baby food, baby goods) Food, diapers)
- Rain protection
The University of Miami announced that lessons should be discontinued by Wednesday
It has canceled courses at the Coral Gables, Marine and Medical sites from Friday, August 30, through Tuesday, September 3, 12:00 pm.
The university also announced that storm blinds will be installed at these three locations and sandbags positioned near the doors.
The emergency information hotline has been set up: 1 -800-227-0354
The Florida Governor sends troops of the National Guard
The Florida governor, Ron DeSantis tweeted that he had more than 2,500 Activists have mobilized the National Guard of Florida to fight Hurricane Dorian.  He added, "I encourage all Floridians to continue monitoring and observing all warnings."
Trump releases a video about "Monster" Dorian
President Trump has posted a video on Twitter encouraging the residents of Florida to prepare for Hurricane Dorian while the government releases its own Preparations meets.
In a video broadcast from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday night, Trump said Dorian had been a small storm at first, but he had grown quickly over the last day.
Mr. Trump said, "It looks like it could be an absolute monster."
Florida Power Company secures 13,000 workers
Florida Power and Light activated its emergency team on Thursday, securing nearly 13,000 workers to help restore power. The state's largest power company urged customers to prepare for potential power outages.
"We are actively working with other utilities in the United States to secure additional crews and equipment and to position resources before the storm arrives, so we are ready to respond as soon as it is safe," said Eric Silagy. President and CEO of Florida Power and Light.
Georgia Declares State of Emergency in 12 Counties
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared  12 districts along the state coast to be in a state of emergency. The declaration, which came into force on Thursday, releases public funds and prohibits price reductions on goods and services.
Air Force evacuates aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base.
The US Air Force has begun to evacuate KC-135 aircraft at the MacDill Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, CBS subsidiary WTSP-TV reported. The aircraft were evacuated as a precaution and are expected to return when the storm is over. The officials do not expect the members and staff of the service to be evacuated from the facility.
"The safety of our members, families and planes is paramount," said Colonel Stephen Snelson.
Rolling Stones postpone Florida's performance.
Rolling Stones fans in South Florida will be content just a day earlier than originally planned, CBS Miami reported. The Rolling Stones concert scheduled for Saturday, August 31 at the Hard Rock Stadium will be postponed due to the storm on Friday night, August 30.
All tickets will be honored for the new date. Miami is the last stop on the Rolling Stones "No Filter" tour, which was postponed once when Mick Jagger underwent cardiac surgery.
The Kennedy Space Center prepares for Dorian.
NASA officials and contractors at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida braced themselves for strong winds and rain from Dorian. Before the storm, they secure rocket platforms, spacecraft mounting areas, and even haul a 6.7 million pound mobile launch tower designed for the massive rocket built for the Artemis Lunar program into the cavernous vehicle assembly building for safekeeping.
The 355-foot gantry structure, carried on a squat Apollo-era crawler, is due to begin the 6.2-kilometer journey from the 39B launch back to protect the VAB on Friday morning – a journey more than eight hours.
The VAB is designed to withstand wind speeds of 125 mph without major damage. The highest wind ever recorded at NASA's launch site during an earlier hurricane was around 180 km / h.
– Bill Harwood
Trump dismisses Poland trip before the storm
President Trump canceled his trip on Thursday to Poland before the storm. Mr. Trump made the announcement during a White House event where the US Space Command was launched.
"To ensure that all of the federal government's resources are geared to the incoming storm, I've decided to send our Vice President Mike Pence to Poland this weekend in my place," said the president. "It's very important for me to be here."
Mr. Trump said he would postpone his trip to Poland for a not too distant time.
Some residents of Florida falter while others leave the city.
Some residents of Florida store stocks, others pack up and leave the state before the storm. The shelves were empty at Publix in the town of Lake Worth.
"We have three kids at home and a cat and we just try to prepare, we were very relaxed, but everyone agreed, so we wanted to make sure we got it ready," Carrie Dorman told CBS Miami.
Others planned to leave. Tommy Ligorie and his daughter tried to return to New York and did not want to look where Dorian landed.
"Unfortunately, I called this morning to see if we were able to get out and booked out, and the flights I found were unfortunately very high and we could not afford it, so we have to Take the route and drive back, "said Ligorie.
NASA takes pictures of Dorian from outer space.
The video of the International Space Station shows the storm of category 1 at 13:05. ET as it moved across the Atlantic and north of Puerto Rico. The space station shared a video on its official Twitter account on Thursday.
– Peter Martinez
83 flights within the US canceled
Airlines have canceled 83 flights from, to and within the US, according to FlightAware. com. Seventy-eight flights were canceled on Thursday, and five flights were canceled on Friday.
The number of cancellations should increase on Monday morning as Dorian lands on Florida's east coast. Expect that flights to and from Orlando, Miami and other airports in the area are most affected.
– Kris Van Cleave
Governor of Florida Declares State of Emergency
Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state emergency Thursday for all 67 districts of the state. On Wednesday he declared the state of emergency only for districts that were expected to get in the way of Dorian.
DeSantis encouraged residents to collect supplies for seven days, including water, food, and medicines. "When you're on your way to this storm – somewhere on Florida's east coast – make your preparations," he said at a news conference on Thursday. "Take action."
DeSantis said that people living in the area where Dorian lands should expect a loss of power. "If you live in an area where floods are occurring, you are looking for potentially serious floods and floods, so be prepared," he said, and follow all evacuation orders.
"Life-threatening flash floods" possible
The National Hurricane Center warned early Thursday that Dorian's heavy rain "life-threatening flash floods" in parts of the Bahamas and the southeastern US coastline could cause the Bahamas, with six inches at isolated locations, and 4-8 inches one foot up in other areas of the Bahamas and on the coast in the southeastern US
CBS News weather producer David Parkinson pointed out that "With a new Supermoon and from which angle the storm is approaching, widespread flooding of the coast, including severe flooding, is likely, and it seems as if the storm loses some of the control currents during landing, What slows him down and leads to consequential damage is even more ra in.
Inhabitants of Florida begin collecting supplies
Lana da Means from Miami said she bought plywood at Home Depot on Wednesday to prepare for the storm. "My daughter calls me on Instagram and asks me if I know about the storm, and I did not, so I came here for lunch and it's going to be crazy tomorrow," she told CBS Miami.
Carol Brafman said she buys enough supplies for five family members. "They come to my house because I have a generator," she told CBS Miami. "We went through [Hurricane] Andrew and the last one we drove north to Carolina, it's not easy, none of us know."
– Justin Carissimo
US floods and blackouts
There have been reports of blackouts and floods in the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra, the Associated Press reported. But the mayor of Culebra, William Solís, said only one community lost power on Wednesday. The Governor of the Virgin Islands, Albert Bryan Jr., closed schools and government offices and issued a curfew from 6:00 pm Wednesday morning until Thursday morning. "This means that at this time only rescue workers and those who provide essential services are allowed on the road," he said in a statement. "We ask for the full participation of the public at this time."
– Justin Carissimo
80-year-old man dies in Bayamón
Puerto Rican police told an 80-year-old man The Associated Press reported that he died Wednesday in Bayamón as he made preparations for the storm , The victim crashed from the roof of his home after trying to eliminate debris.
– Justin Carissimo