Tropical Storm Dorian is approaching the U.S. Virgin Islands and is expected to strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall on the east coast of Florida on Labor Day, according to the National Hurricane Center.
OK folks and fellow Floridians, here we go! Tropical Storm Dorian has been officially upgraded to a Cat 2 or possibly even a Cat 3 hurricane by the time it will reach Orando, Florida in the beginning of next week. Whatever your hurricane preparedness steps are, now would be a good time to enact them.
“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:39-41 (KJV)
NHC: Tropical Storm Dorian could reach Florida as a Cat 2 or 3 hurricane this weekend
FROM FOX 51: As of 11:00 A.M Wednesday, the storm’s center was located about 25 miles Southeast of St. Croix. A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning has been posted for Puerto Rico. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Vieques and Culebra, U.S. Virgin Islands, and British Virgin Islands.
The National Hurricane Center warns heavy rainfall in these areas could cause life-threatening flash floods. The Florida peninsula is expected to get the most rain, with Tropical Storm Dorian dropping 4 to 8 inches, with up to 10 inches in isolated areas, the center said.
Winds will reach 90 mph by Saturday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center, and up to 100mph by Sunday morning as the storm approaches the Florida peninsula as a Category 2 storm.
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While uncertainty remains high, hurricane and tropical storm conditions are possible in Florida this weekend.
Residents and visitors should monitor the progress of Dorian and have their hurricane plan in place.
Dorian Could Strike Florida As A Category 2 Or 3 Hurricane
More than three million people in Puerto Rico are getting ready for Tropical Storm Dorian’s impact. It’s expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain, and the risk of flooding and mudslides to the island, before threatening Florida as a possible Category 3 storm.