A hurricane warning was issued for a stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast, requiring a mandatory evacuation of the entire South Carolina coast as well as parts of Georgia on Sunday, as a powerful Hurricane Dorian threatens the United States.
Around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center issued its first hurricane warning for parts of Florida related to Dorian.
Warning affected areas from the juniper entrance, in Palm Beach County – extending from the Atlantic coast to its rural center – to the Volusia – Brevard line. A hurricane watch was also issued from Volusia-Brevard County to Flagler-Volusia County Line.
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In a news conference Sunday after the hurricane warning was issued, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, "We continue to take all necessary precautions when urging Florida people to prepare themselves, following the evacuation orders. This storm followed farther west, but still farther west than we had hoped. "
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Desantis said he expected Dorian to get closer to the Florida coast.
"The storm is slowing down, but we need it to slow it down a bit more to ensure that when it turns north it won't affect directly the Florida coast. And we can't say it's not possible, so I think it's important to prepare for this potentially landfall here, "says DeSantis.
In a Facebook post on Sunday at Maple Maritime Station in Jacksonville, announced that it would be evacuated by Monday morning.
The Order of the Government of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, for evacuation, covering about 830,000 people, is due to enter into force by noon on Monday. tapes so that people can head inside the head
The governor also ordered a mandatory medical evacuation for health facilities licensed by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.As of Tuesday, all schools and government offices in Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Charleston, Charleston , Georgetown and Harry will be forced to remain incarcerated, officials said.
The order will mark the fourth time in four years that hundreds of thousands will be forced to evacuate.
McMaster said he was aware that some people would not be happy to evacuate, but added, "we believe we can keep everyone alive."
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted on Sunday night, "As of noon, people east of I-95 in Brian, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and Macquat County da Makquatti da Macquarie because of Hurricane # Dorian. "
It encourages residents to" remain vigilant and be safe. " Kemp also declared a state of emergency for the counties of Bruntley, Brian, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce and Wayne.
In an effort to make sure there are enough petroleum products, emergency supplies and food, Kemp also issued an executive order suspending federal rules and regulations that would otherwise limit the hours at which commercial vehicle operators could drive.
The Category 5 hurricane knocked out parts of the Bahamas. weeks with its winds of 185 miles / hr, making it the second-strongest Atlantic storm since 1950.
Homes in Abaco have been reported missing in parts of their roofs, overturned cars and stripped power lines. One video shows that water flows through the streets of a city.
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The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minis said, "you can't tell the difference at the beginning of the street against where the ocean starts" in parts of Abaco. No fatalities were initially reported.
The National Hurricane Center predicts that the Dorian Center will remain ashore near the South Carolina coast beginning Wednesday afternoon. However, a small forecast error can send the eye and the strongest winds in the country.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.