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Hurricane Dorian Updates: Category 4 storm targets in Carolinas, Georgia and Florida – Get up-to-date information on landing, route, path, weather forecast and models – live updates



Florida Prepares for Hurricane Dorian: "Time is Running"

Hurricane Dorian:

  • New forecasts indicate that Dorian Florida could protect herself from direct hit on Wednesday or Thursday and land over South Carolina. [19659004] The state of emergency applies to the entire state of Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Twelve districts in Georgia are also in a state of emergency.

Hurricane Dorian, who became a Category 4 storm, pumps maximum sustained winds of 1

40 mph 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. From 11 am EDT on Saturday, Dorian's center was located about 260 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and about 450 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm moves at about 19 km / h from west to northwest.

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This image shows the projected path of Hurricane Dorian.

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Follow the live coverage of the storm below.

South Carolina states the state of emergency.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency on Saturday to prepare for the storm. "Given the strength and unpredictability of the storm, we need to be prepared for every possible scenario," said McMaster in a statement.

"He added," We encourage all Southern Carolers who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian to be vigilant and prepare now – there is no reason for delays. "

McMaster said the state's emergency department is watching The storm.

When will Dorian land?

New predictions suggest that Dorian could save Florida from a direct hit and yet bring life-threatening storm surges and winds to the coastal communities, and it is now expected that the storm will hit Wednesday lands on North and South Carolina next Thursday

Meet NOAA's first female-only hurricane hunt crew.

While Hurricane Dorian makes its way towards the Florida coast, it's not all escaping Heavy storm: Commander Rebecca Waddington, Lieutenant Lindsey Norman and Captain Kristie Twining flew into the eye of the storm this week. [19659006] Your hurricane fighter collects data for the NOAA, which forecasters can use to predict where the storm will lead next. But her flight Thursday was historic. It was the first time in NOAA history that a Hurricane Hunter flight crew consisted of women.

"There are more women who are interested in flying, and it's also fun to have this camaraderie because, to be honest, it was dominated by men," said Captain Kristie Twining.

Twining hopes to inspire a new generation of female pilots.

"Getting them to know that is certainly a possibility for them and they do not need to feel intimidated or, in any case, think they can not," Twining said.

"People think they are a bit crazy, but if you tell them why we go out and do this, go out and collect all this really important data, then people are usually really thankful for what you do do, "Norman said.

– Dana Jacobson reports

Meet the NOAA's First Hurricane Hunt Crew

More than 560 Florida pricing crimes

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said her office had 568 complaints on Friday morning received for alleged price distortions. 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 increased prices overnight, 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, now 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.

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On August 30, 2019, people in the Boynton Beach, Florida line up to fill propane tanks.

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Delta Airlines extends seat before Dorian lands

Delta Airlines announced that it would add 7,693 additional seats to accommodate travelers wanting 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 charge. Customers in the Bahamas have time to do so by Tuesday.

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

Brevard County issues compulsory evacuations out of 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 asked the following residents to begin evacuation on Sunday at 8 am:

  • Those living on the Barrier Islands, including the Kennedy Space Center areas south to south Beaches and Merritt Island.
  • 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 address is in the evacuation stage. Go to the map and enter the address.

Dorian could turn off power in Florida for millions of people.

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 power cuts 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 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, but this number is now slightly lower.

"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 take care of yourself, "Dr. Cutter.

More than 300 active volunteers will take the remaining animals home and nurse them during the storm. [19659007] If you find that an animal needs help, the center will ask you to make sure it is 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.

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A squirrel from the South Florida Wildlife Center.

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Risking 668,000 Florida homes

Hurricane Dorian faces $ 150 billion in real estate in Florida, 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. [19659007] – Ed Leefeldt

"It gets worse every year": Inhabitants face long supply queues

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 causes the 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 shut down the power supply 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 cope with 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 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.

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President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort will be on display April 03, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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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.

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

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Extended Wi-Fi Hotspots Across Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a release on Friday in which Comcast announced a network of 200,000 Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the state for everyone, including non-residents. Providing clients free of charge will rescue personnel stay connected.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will build a mobile communications team to ensure that emergency communications continues throughout the storm areas. "

DeSantis said 99.6% of nursing homes had a generator or provisions in place: Four residents died in a nursing home in South Florida three days after hurricane Irma in 2017. Another four died shortly after the nursing home was evacuated Four others died in the following days and weeks, and the Broward County Medical Examiner has classified the deaths as a murder.

In addition, DeSantis stated that 95.6% of assisted living facilities have an on-site generator. [19659092] Construction cranes are a problem in Miami Florida

Miami's major construction boom raises concern over the safety of construction cranes as Dorian strikes, as the strong wind of Hurricane Irma caused three cranes to explode on construction sites in South Florida in 2017. [19659006MiamiMayorFrancisSuarezsaidthecityistakingaggressivestepsintermsofcranesafetysharedthatcranesmustbesecuredbeforetheonsetofthestormOtherwisehighfinesarethreatened

"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 were a great threat to our residents."

Jake Gem from 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 southern Florida and they are building so much here, and I'm so 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.

What supplies do you need to prepare?

The National Weather Service encourages anyone on the path of the storm to "never begin to prepare" for a hurricane kit. CBS News has put together some tips on people and pets emergency preparedness and a checklist of supplies to keep ready before the onset of a major storm. In anticipation of potentially devastating storms during this hurricane season, the Red Cross recommends having several supplies, including a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, medicines, a multipurpose tool, and an emergency blanket.

The full list can be found here. [19659108] "You Must Prepare Yourself": Former Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, Provides Tips for Surviving a Hurricane

The University of Miami said it canceled classes at the Coral Gables, Marine and New York medical facilities starting from Friday, August 30, through Tuesday, September 3, 12:00 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

Trump releases a video about "Monster" Dorian

President Trump posted a video on Twitter in which he posted Inviting Florida residents to prepare for Hurricane Dor as the government makes its own preparations.

In a video posted from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday night, Mr. Trump said Dorian had been a minor storm at first, but had grown rapidly 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 utility companies 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," Eric Silagy said. 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 price reductions 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. 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 is re-scheduling its 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 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 that launched the US Space Command.

"To make sure all the federal government's resources are geared towards 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.

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 Publix in the town of Lake Worth.

"We have three kids at home and a cat and we just try to prepare for it, 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 off and that everything was fully booked, and unfortunately the flights I found were very high and we could not afford it, so we have to Take the route and drive back, "said Ligorie.

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

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Canceled 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 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

Florida Governor 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 people to listen to their locals officials and follow 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 coast could cause The Bahamas, with six inches of isolated spots, and four to eight inches one foot on the top in other areas of the Bahamas and on the coast in the southeastern US From whatever angle the storm is A widespread flooding of the coast, including heavy flooding, is likely. In addition, it seems as if the storm loses some of the control currents during landing, which slows it down and leads to consequential damage even more ra in.


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