"'Monster' Hurricane Dorian Gains Strength As Florida Braces For Hit"

"MIAMI - Hurricane Dorian is expected suck powerful fuel from the warm waters off the Florida coast, swelling into a dangerous Category 4 storm in the coming days before it slams into the state early next week, forecasts showed on Friday.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for northwestern Bahamas on Friday and said the risk of “devastating hurricane-force winds along the Florida east coast late this weekend and early next week continues to increase.”

The storm began Friday over the Atlantic at Category 2 but was already expected to reach Category 3 later in the day, with sustained winds of at least 111 mpg (178km/h).

The entire state of Florida is under a declaration of emergency and Governor Ron DeSantis activated 2,500 National Guard troops with another 1,500 on standby."

Zach Fagenson reports for Reuters August 30, 2019.


"Hurricane Dorian Intensifies As It Heads Toward US" (CNN)

"Hurricane Dorian Track Shifts, Increasing Risk To South Florida; May Not Make Landfall Until Tuesday" (Orlando Sun Sentinel)

"Hurricane Dorian Expected to Strengthen Into a Category 4; Prolonged Threat to Florida Increasing" (Weather Channel)

"Hurricane Dorian Is Not Your Typical Florida Tropical Cyclone" (Washington Post)

"Florida Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane" (The Hill)

Source: Reuters, 08/30/2019