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STATE OF EMERGENCY: Florida Braces for Hurricane Dorian, Trump Tells Residents ‘Be Prepared’

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.29.19

A State of Emergency has been declared for Florida’s eastern and central counties as the state braces for hurricane Dorian to make landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects Dorian to reach Category 3 status before reaching the U.S. mainland late Sunday or early Monday.

“Across much of Florida’s east coast, residents began flocking to the grocery stores and gas stations, stocking up in anticipation of the storm. There were lines at many gas stations in South Florida as people began filling gas cans and topping off their gas tanks. Some residents using community Facebook groups gave updates on new shipments of water to restock the nearly empty shelves at local grocery stores,” – reports AP News.

President Trump took to twitter Thursday morning to advise caution and preparation before the storm arrives.

 

“Hurricane Dorian looks like it will be hitting Florida late Sunday night. Be prepared and please follow State and Federal instructions, it will be a very big Hurricane, perhaps one of the biggest!” posted Trump on Twitter.

According to AP News, “The Hurricane Center projected the storm could have winds of 125 mph (200 kph) by the time it reaches the mainland.”

Tropical storm Dorian strengthened into an official hurricane Wednesday, with meteorologists warning the dangerous weather system could hit the coast of Florida as a Category 3 hurricane.

“The fourth named storm of the hurricane seasonDorian, strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane near the U.S. Virgin IslandsPuerto Rico and the Bahamas — and by the weekend it may threaten off Florida’s coast as a Category 3 storm,” reports Fox News.

“The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday in its 2 p.m. EST update that Dorian was located right above St. Thomas with maximum winds of 75 mph – a 25 mph increase from Tuesday – as it moved northwest at 13 mph,” adds Fox.

“This is trending in the wrong direction,” Fox News Meteorologist Adam Klotz said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “It’s strengthening, maybe spending more time over warm water, which will allow it to continue to pick up those wind speeds, pick up all that extra moisture. It’s looking like a tough system.”

“Tropical-storm-force winds from #Dorian could begin in parts of Florida *as early as* Saturday or Saturday night. Now is the time to begin thinking about what kinds of preparations you might need to make over the next couple of days,” posted the National Hurricane Center on social media.

DEVELOPING: Dorian Strengthens to Hurricane, Could Hit Florida as a Category 3 Storm

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.28.19

Tropical storm Dorian strengthened into an official hurricane Wednesday, with meteorologists warning the dangerous weather system could hit the coast of Florida as a Category 3 hurricane.

“The fourth named storm of the hurricane seasonDorian, strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane near the U.S. Virgin IslandsPuerto Rico and the Bahamas — and by the weekend it may threaten off Florida’s coast as a Category 3 storm,” reports Fox News.

“The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday in its 2 p.m. EST update that Dorian was located right above St. Thomas with maximum winds of 75 mph – a 25 mph increase from Tuesday – as it moved northwest at 13 mph,” adds Fox.

“This is trending in the wrong direction,” Fox News Meteorologist Adam Klotz said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “It’s strengthening, maybe spending more time over warm water, which will allow it to continue to pick up those wind speeds, pick up all that extra moisture. It’s looking like a tough system.”

“Tropical-storm-force winds from #Dorian could begin in parts of Florida *as early as* Saturday or Saturday night. Now is the time to begin thinking about what kinds of preparations you might need to make over the next couple of days,” posted the National Hurricane Center on social media.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

'TOO LATE TO LEAVE': Hurricane Michael Could Strengthen to CAT 5, Landfall in Hours

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.10.18

Hurricane Michael is gathering strength and picking up steam as it heads towards the coast of Florida’s panhandle Wednesday; potentially becoming a Category 5 storm as it makes landfall later today.

“As powerhouse Michael, a Category 4 hurricane, hurtled closer to the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, the supercharged storm had maximum sustained winds of 150 mph – just seven miles shy of a Category 5,” warned USA Today.

“It’s our first storm (forecast) to be on top of us,” said one longtime resident. “We’ve had a number of them come into the Gulf, and either come to the left or the right of us. But never on top of us.”

“The time to evacuate coastal areas has come and gone,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. “If you are in an inland county you might have one more chance to evacuate, but only if local officials say it is safe.”

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