Hurricane Dorian – Quick Facts:
- Dorian, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to be stronger than Category 4 before joining late Monday or Monday Florida's coast lands early Tuesday.
- The state of emergency applies to the entire state of Florida and 12 counties in Georgia.
- The storm could be the strongest that hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1
- A hurricane warning applies to the northwestern Bahamas.
Hurricane Dorian reached category 3 intensity on Friday, and forecasters said it will only get stronger before it hits the Florida coast next week, likely as a Category 4 storm. More than 20 million Americans were able to cope with the impact Feel Sturms.
Florida's East Coast is preparing for what may have been the strongest storm in 27 years. It is expected to land on late Monday or early Tuesday. Georgia and North and South Carolina are also on high alert.
From 17.00. The center of Dorian was located on Friday about 32 kilometers east of the northwestern Bahamas and about 900 kilometers east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Dorian moved at 9 mph and had a maximum wind speed of 115 mph.
Follow the live coverage of the storm below.
668,000 vulnerable homes in Florida
Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida property worth $ 150 billion, including 668,000 homes According to CoreLogic, which forecasts disaster damage, one-third of these Floridians have flood insurance. 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.  – 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.
"Mar-a-Lago can handle itself": Trump's resort could be in direct attack
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 exposed to severe 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.
Hurricane Warning for 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 it's still a Category 3 storm.
Governor of Florida in contact with the White House
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference that he had contacted "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 throughout the state to anyone, including non-customers helped to maintain the connection between local residents and emergency services free of charge.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will set up a mobile communications team to maintain emergency communications during the storm.
DeSantis According to DeSantis, Florida Highway Patrol will accompany 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 stated 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, the National Hurricane Center said. 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 waves are likely 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
Miami worries about the safety of construction cranes when Dorian hits, CBS Miami reported. The strong wind of hurricane Irma in 2017 caused three cranes to burst on construction sites in South Florida.
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."
Jake Edelstein of Miami said he was worried about the cranes and what the winds of the Hurricane Dorian. Gemstone is renting a condominium in downtown Miami, not far from where three cranes collapsed in September 2017 after Hurricane Irma.
"In the past, cranes fell in South Florida and they are building so much here, and I'm very worried about a hurricane of this size," Edelstein said. "My biggest concern in this neighborhood is that I live near Biscayne Boulevard and what could possibly happen."
Marc Price also hopes that all cranes in the area he lives in and near Miami-Dade are properly secured. "Of course, I realize that there must be a high standard and I know that they are preparing, but that's difficult with what the weather can do, I know the process is expensive and takes time, it is a mystery, "Price said.
It's never too early to start preparing a hurricane kit.
The National Weather Service is encouraging anyone on the way of the storm to begin preparing a "never too early" hurricane kit.  CBS News has put together a few tips on emergency preparedness for humans and pets, as well as a checklist of supplies that should be available before the arrival of a big storm.
What supplies do you need to prepare for a hurricane?
Before the potentially devastating storms in this hurricane season, the Red Cross recommends that the following supplies be available:
- 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 or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if available) possible)
- Replacement Batteries
- First aid kit
- Drugs (7-day care) and medical items (hearing aids with spare batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, caning)
- Multipurpose tool  Copies of personal documents (insurance policies, birth certificates, lease or certificate for home use)
- Sanitary articles and personal hygiene articles
- Emergency blanket
- Insect repellents and sunscreens
- Baby articles (bottles, baby food, baby goods) Food, diapers)
- Rain cover
Tue University of Miami Announces Classes Should Be Discontinued by Wednesday
It has canceled classes at Coral Gables, Marine and Medical sites from Friday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 3, 12:00 noon.
The university also announced that it will install storm blinds at these three locations and place sandbags 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 posted by the White House Rose Garden on Thursday night, Trump said Dorian had been a minor 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 response 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 we can without hesitation," Eric said 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 discounts on goods and services.
Air Force evacuated aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base 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 stout Apollo-era crawler, is set 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 registered at NASA's launch sites by the sea 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 that launched the US Space Command.
To make sure all 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 to me, here
Mr. Trump said he would postpone his trip to Poland for a not too distant time.
Residents falter, while others die
Some residents of Florida stockpile, 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 a baby 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 were planning to leave, as Tommy Ligorie and his daughter tried to return to New York and did not want to stay longer to see where Dorian ends up.
"Unfortunately, I called this morning to see if we could get off and that 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.
NASA takes pictures of Dorian from 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 this region are hardest hit.
– 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 be on Dorian's way.
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 rainfall "life-threatening flash floods" in parts of the Bahamas and the southeastern US coast 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 to gather supplies
Lanada Means from Miami said she bought plywood at Home Depot Wednesday to prepare for the storm. "My daughter calls in on Instagram and asks me if I know about the storm, and I did not, so I came here for lunch, it's going to be crazy tomorrow," she told CBS Miami.
Carol Brafman says 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, neither of us knows."
– 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 is no damage 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