(WYMT) A major hurricane is approaching the east coast.
Thousands of Americans are preparing for hurricane Dorian, including Martin County-born Kayla Evans.
"I probably covered myself in May and then started to cover myself when I saw that there was a tropical storm, so we have plenty of water and a lot to eat," Evans said. "There is no canned food, no milk, no bread."
People rushed to grocery stores and petrol stations.
This hurricane could turn into Category 4 before it lands.
Former WYMT meteorologist Brandon Orr is currently working on a television station in Miami, saying this storm is difficult to predict.
"The concern is for intensity, and you know that a Cat. 4 storm, if not higher, across the Bahamas towards Florida is a big problem," said Orr. "Threat area from the Keys to Jacksonville, Florida. It was somehow frustrating that we could not do much more than hold on to that. "
Many Florida residents, including Evans, are nervous.
"It's scary, the fear is huge right now."
Orr says this storm has many components to focus on.
"This is not a storm we fear only from storm surges or just from the wind, this is all, including flooding."
Weather experts predict that this storm will land near Labor Day.