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Hurricane Dorian latest: Class 4 possible when storm strikes the Florida coast – latest trail, route, weather forecast and models

Florida Preparing for Hurricane Dorian: "Time is Running"

Hurricane Dorian:

  • Dorian, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to land on the coast of Florida late Monday or early Tuesday. [19659004] The state of emergency applies to the entire state of Florida and North Carolina and 12 counties in Georgia.
  • The storm could be the strongest that hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1

Hurricane Dorian, now a In a Category 4 storm, a maximum 140-mph wind blows with higher gusts. More than 20 million Americans could feel the effects of the storm.

Preparations are being made to prepare for the massive storm. Hurricane conditions are expected in the Bahamas until Sunday. Storm surges there could raise the water level 15 feet above normal.

The storm is expected to land late Monday or early Tuesday. In Florida, many leave nothing to chance and refuel at gas stations and grocery stores. Georgia and North and South Carolina are also on high alert. As of 8 pm EDT on Saturday, Dorian's center was located about 280 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and about 445 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm moves from west to northwest at a speed of about 19659010 km / h. Follow the live coverage of the storm below. More than 560 price tag complaints in Florida. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said that 568 complaints were received in her office, allegedly on Friday morning. Almost half came through the new Florida No Scam app and the rest from the traditional hotline, CBS Miami reported.

Moody said the majority of complaints concerned gas and water. Some companies, she said, are not as cooperative as they should have been if investigators had turned to them.

"Petrol stations need to be aware that we are following this closely, we have received reports that some have raised prices overnight, and I can say that some were not cooperative in trying to be proactive in this regard In order to do something about it, we may have to send somebody with a passport that I'll sign up for, "Moody said.

Under Under Florida law, companies in a state of emergency, which has now been imposed in all 67 counties, can only charge higher prices than the average over the last 30 days if they can prove that their costs have increased.

What you believe is price bust. The number to call is 866-966-7226 or 866-9-NOSCAM.

Miami Dade Prosecutor Katherine Fernandez Rundle has also opened her price-busting hotline. The number for Miami-Dade is 305-547-3300. From Friday afternoon, this hotline received about 75 calls.

  Florida prepares for the arrival of hurricane Dorian.
On August 30, 2019, people in line in Boynton Beach, Florida, line up to fill up propane tanks.


Delta Airlines Extends Seating Prior to Dorian Landing

Delta Airlines announced that it would add 7,693 additional seats to accommodate travelers aiming to depart from "cities along the southeast coast from Brunswick, Georgia, in most parts of Florida."

"In addition, Delta has issued an exemption from the cabin charge for temporary luggage and pet animals as well as restrictions on unaccompanied minor travel and added six additional flights between Atlanta and Florida for Friday," a statement by Delta states. Delta has also expanded its exemption program incorporating Key West, Florida, and extending the travel ban for the Bahamas on Tuesday, meaning that customers in Key West can change their departure flights at no extra cost. Customers in the Bahamas have time to do so by Tuesday.

Other airlines have offered similar services, including Southwest Airlines and American Airlines.

Cruise companies adjust their schedules from Dorian.

Norwegian and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line canceled their flights this weekend as Dorian moves closer to the Bahamas, frequent cruising stops. Royal Caribbean has closed its private island, CoCoCay.

Carnival and Disney said they are still monitoring the storm.

From 21.00. On Friday, Dorian was in the Atlantic, about 400 miles east of the Bahamas and 575 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Brevard County issues evacuation commitments

Brevard County on Florida's east coast, which also includes Kennedy Space Center, has issued mandatory evacuation orders for some parts of the county. The details of the accommodation are still to be determined.

In a Facebook post, district officials requested the following residents to begin evacuation on Sunday at 8 am:

  • The inhabitants of the Barrier Islands, including the areas of the Kennedy Space Center in the south south beaches and Merritt Iceland.
  • People in mobile homes or prefabricated houses.
  • People in low-lying, flood-prone areas.
  • Individuals with special medical needs such as electrical dependence.

To determine if your The address is in the mandatory evacuation. Go to the map and enter the address.

Dorian could turn off power for millions in Florida.

Eric Silagy, president and CEO of Florida Power & Light, the state's largest energy utility, said the hurricane will require the reconstruction of parts of the grid, which could lead to "extensive" recovery efforts, CBS Miami and Associated Press reported.

Silagy believes the utility is ready for the storm. He visited on Friday with Governor Ron DeSantis the company's command center in West Palm Beach.

"There will be blackouts due to the storm," Silagy said. "There is no doubt that substantial defaults will occur if the storm rises with the current forecasted strength."

The Wildlife Center in South Florida is in a hurricane preparation mode. According to CBS Miami, the center will find care homes for more than 400 animal patients or leave them in the wilderness before Dorian lands.

The South Florida Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization that cares for the wounded and orphaned animals – from ducks to owls and squirrels to more.

As the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation Renata Schneider came to work on Friday morning, there were 411 animals on the property.

"We have actively released anything that was ready or about to be released, because animals have an amazing instinct for what they should do in the wild, and they are safer to be free than in a cage End of the day, if you have not been released, you will definitely go to the nursing home, "Dr. Cutter.

More than 300 active volunteers will take the remaining animals home and nurse them during the storm. [19659008] If you find that an animal needs help, the center will ask you to make sure it's open and able to take in patients before bringing orphaned or injured wildlife to the center. Click here for more information about the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale.

– Lisa Petrillo of CBS Miami reports from Fort Lauderdale.

A squirrel from the South Florida Wildlife Center.

CBS Miami

Risking 668,000 Florida homes

Hurricane Dorian is threatening with property damage in Florida of around $ 150 billion, according to CoreLogic, which forecasts disaster damage, and only about one-third of these Florida residents are insured against floods. The Miami region could suffer losses of up to $ 85 billion if hit by Dorian.

As with all hurricanes, many variables play a role in risk assessment. One is Bermuda High, a subtropical area of ​​high atmospheric pressure that could drive Dorian to Miami instead of its current destination Port St. Lucie. If Dorian gets stronger, it could even move in the direction of Cape Canaveral, Jacksonville and Georgia, or even North and South Carolina, according to CoreLogic meteorologist David Betten.

Read more about the projections here. [19659008] – Ed Leefeldt

"It gets worse every year": Residents face long supply lines

There's plenty of time to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, but not enough. James Schuchardt got up at 5 in the morning to buy a generator and gas tanks. "I've been here for almost 30 years and it gets worse every year," he said.

The uncertainty over where Dorian will land is causing people on Florida's East Coast to collapse. Everywhere in the state, the inhabitants are facing long queues at gas stations and lack of fuel. In Miami, nearly half of the gas stations went out of fuel on Friday.

The families also wait for hours for sandbags, and food and water fly off the shelves. Meanwhile, state officials are inspecting nursing homes to make sure they have generators after 12 people died in 2017 when Hurricane Irma cut off the power in a nursing home.

– Mireya Villarreal reports from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Inhabitants of Florida face long queues and fuel shortages ahead of Dorian

"Mar-a-Lago can handle itself": Trump's resort could be in direct assault

President Trump's West Palm Beach Resort Mar -a- Lago could be on the direct path from Dorian, according to the projections of the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to land in Florida as a Category 4 storm, meaning that maximum winds of at least 200 km / h are expected.

Mar-a-Lago is currently closed for the summer season. The historic house, built in 1927, is located on a 17.5 acre lot between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Mar-a-Lago was previously on the path of major storms, including the 2017 Irma hurricane, which caused some roof damage and roof leaks.

Mr. Trump told reporters Friday afternoon that "it looks like Mar-a-Lago is a dead center," but "Mar-a-Lago can handle himself." He said he was worried about the entire state of Florida.

Mr. Trump has canceled a planned weekend trip to Poland to fight the hurricane.

  Chinese woman with malware nearly breaks the security at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.
President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort will be on display April 03, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Hurricane Warning issued to the Bahamas

A hurricane warning has been issued for the northwestern Bahamas, meaning that hurricane conditions are expected within the next 36 hours. Starting at 5 pm ET, the storm is located approximately 420 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and approximately 595 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Maximum sustained winds are still 115 miles per hour, which means that it is still a Category 3 storm.

  Bahamas Tropical Weather
On Friday, August 30, 2019, workers enter a shop window in Freeport, Bahamas.

Ramon Espinosa / AP

Governor of Florida in contact with the White House

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference that he was in contact with "half of the President's Cabinet".

DeSantis said he estimates that President Trump has canceled his trip to Poland to fight the hurricane. "I think many people know that this is serious," said DeSantis.

Extended Wi-Fi Hotspots Across Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Comcast will open a network of 200,000 Xfinity wireless hotspots across the state to anyone, including non-customers helped keep the connection between local residents and emergency personnel free.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will set up a mobile team to ensure that emergency communications continue during the storm.

DeSantis According to DeSantis, Florida Highway Patrol will be accompanying tanker trucks to ensure fuel reaches "critical areas".

According to DeSantis, 99.6% of nursing homes have a generator or have taken precautions. Three days after Hurricane Irma in 2017, four residents died in a nursing home in South Florida. Another four residents died shortly after the evacuation of the nursing home. And four more died in the following days and weeks. The Broward County Medical Examiner decided the deaths as murders.

In addition, DeSantis said that 95.6% of assisted living facilities have an on-site generator.

Dorian is now a Category 3 storm.

Dorian was boosted on Friday to a Category 3 storm afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, said the National Hurricane Center. Dorian is now considered a "major hurricane" and is expected to remain an "extremely dangerous major hurricane" approaching the Florida Peninsula.

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the northwestern part of the Bahamas until Saturday night or Sunday morning Hurricanes are expected to hit as the storm approaches on Sunday. The National Meteorological Service warned of a life-threatening storm surge that will raise water levels in areas of the northwestern Bahamas by 10 to 15 feet above normal tide. Life-threatening surf and crack-flow conditions are to be expected, as swellings are expected to affect the east coast of the Bahamas, the east coast of Florida and the southeastern United States in the coming days. Up to 18 inches of rain could hit the southeastern US, with 6 to 12 inches being expected.

Construction cranes are a problem in Miami

Construction cranes are a major problem as the hurricane moves towards Florida

Miami worries about the safety of construction cranes as Dorian hits, CBS Miami reported. The strong wind of hurricane Irma caused three cranes to crack on construction sites in South Florida in 2017.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said the city is taking aggressive steps in terms of crane safety. The companies were told that cranes had to be secured before the onset of the storm. Otherwise, high fines are threatened.

"We have already told the crane operators and contractors that they need to secure their cranes." Suarez said. "We obviously saw during Hurricane Irma that we had several cranes that failed and posed a great threat to our residents."

Miami-based Jake Edelstein said he was worried about the cranes and the potential winds of the ship Hurricane Dorian. Gemstone is renting a condominium in downtown Miami, not far from where three cranes collapsed in September 2017 after Hurricane Irma.

about a hurricane of this size, "said Gemstone," My biggest concern in this neighborhood is that I live near Biscayne Boulevard and what could possibly happen. "

Marc Price also hopes that all the cranes in the area he lives in and is duly secured near Miami-Dade. "Of course, I realize that there must be a high standard and I know they are preparing, but that's difficult with what the weather can. I know the process is expensive and takes time, it's a mystery, "Price said.

It's never too early to start preparing a hurricane kit.

The National Weather Service encourages anyone on the way to the storm to begin preparing a hurricane kit "never too early." [19659008] CBS News has some tips on emergency preparedness for humans and pets and a checklist of supplies

What supplies do you need to prepare for a hurricane?

Before the potentially devastating storms in this hurricane season, the Red Cross recommends handing out the following supplies have:

  • 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 In
  • flashlight
  • Battery or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if available) possible)
  • Replacement Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medication (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with Spare batteries, goggles, contact lenses, syringes, caning)
  • Multipurpose tool [19659004] Copies of personal documents (insurance policies, birth certificates, leases or deeds for home use)
  • Personal hygiene articles
  • Emergency blanket
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen [19659004] Baby items (bottles, baby food, baby items) food, diapers)
  • Rainwear
"One must prepare excessively": Former Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, gives tips on surviving a hurricane

The University of Miami Suspends Class until Wednesday

It has courses at Coral Gables, Marine and Medical a Declared from Friday, August 30, through Tuesday, September 3, 12 noon.

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 out National Guard troops

The Florida governor, Ron DeSantis tweeted he had more than 2,500 Florida National Guard forces mobilized 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 prepares 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 US 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

The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp declared [12] 12 districts along the state coast to a state of emergency. The declaration, which came into force on Thursday, releases public funds and prohibits discounts on goods and services.

Air Force evacuates aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base.

The US Air Force has begun evacuating KC-135 aircraft 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. Officials do not expect to evacuate service members and staff from the facility.

"The safety of our service members, families and planes is paramount," said Colonel Stephen Snelson.

Rolling Stones postpone performance in Florida

Rolling Stones fans in South Florida will be satisfied 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 scheduled to commence 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 registered 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 deployed.

"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 something very important for me to be here."

Mr. Trump said he would postpone his trip to Poland for a not too distant time.

Hurricane Dorian expects to hit Florida as a Category 4 storm.

Inhabitants 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 a 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 stay longer to see where Dorian landed.

"Unfortunately, I called this morning to see if we were able to get off and everything was fully booked, 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.

  Hurricane Dorian
Buyers queue and await check-out at Costco before hurricane Dorian on August 29, 2019 in Davie, Florida.

Brynn Anderson / AP

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 Thursday on their official Twitter account.

– Peter Martinez

Deleted 83 flights within the US

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 is expected to increase around Monday morning as Dorian lands on Florida's East Coast. Expect flights to and from Orlando, Miami and other airports in the area to be hit hardest.

– 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 potentially looking for potentially heavy floods and floods, so be prepared," he said.

The governor urged the people to listen to their local officials and obey all evacuation orders.

"Life-threatening flash floods" possible

The National Hurricane Center warned early Thursday that Dorian's heavy rains were "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 four to eight inches with one foot on top in other areas of the Bahamas and on the coast in the southeastern United States.

CBS News weather producer David Parkinson pointed out, "With a new Supermoon and from which angle the storm is approaching, widespread flooding of the coast, including severe flooding, is likely Storm during landing loses some of the control flows, which slows it down and leads to consequential damage even more ra in.

Residents of Florida begin collecting supplies

Lanada Means from Miami said she had plywood at Home Depot on Wednesday bought to prepare for the storm. "My daughter logs on to Instagram and asks if I know about the storm, and I do not. That's why I came here for lunch. Tomorrow is going crazy, "she told CBS Miami.

Carol Brafman She buys enough supplies for five family members." They come to my house because I have a generator, "she told CBS Miami. [Hurricane] Andrew and the last we went north to Carolina. It is not easy. None of us know. "

  Florida prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian
A resident fills canister in preparation for hurricane Dorian on August 29, 2019 in Winter Springs, Florida.

Gerardo Mora / Getty

– 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 Culebra's Mayor William Solís said only one community lost power on Wednesday.

"We are happy because there are no claims to report," Solís told the AP.

United States. 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

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