Hurricane Dorian Quick Facts:
- Dorian escalates to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
- Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday and remain extremely dangerous over the weekend
- Dorian is on his way to drought late Monday or early Tuesday, possibly as powerful as Category 4 and possibly over Florida.
Hurricane Dorian intensified to a Category 2 storm Thursday night. It is expected to intensify in a Category 3 hurricane and remain at least as strong as it makes its way to the continental United States, the National Hurricane Center said.
"Probably Dorian will remain an extremely dangerous hurricane as it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and approaches the Florida Peninsula over the weekend," the center says.
There is a good chance Dorian will be heading for Category 4 with potentially catastrophic winds of 1
He stated that Dorian would probably land as early as Monday night, and no later than Tuesday, probably over the central Atlantic coast, though as far south as possible.
Florida residents rushed in.
The National Weather Service said Dorian could bring "a triple threat of danger" to statistics e, including " life-threatening storms, violent winds and heavy rains. "The center urged Floridians to" prepare NOW. "
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has expanded the state of emergency he has already declared to cover all cities in the state, and to help the city's president. where pre-attack disaster relief.
The Government of the Bahamas has issued a hurricane watch for the northwestern part of the chain.
Mr. Trump canceled a weekend visit to Poland to focus on the federal response to the storm.
"All indications are that it will hit very hard and it will be very large," he said in a video he tweeted Thursday night, comparing Dorian to Hurricane Andrew, which devastated South Florida in 1992.
The EDT Friday center of Dorian was about 660 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, and about 480 miles east of northwest Bahamas, as it headed northwest at 10 mph, the hurricane center said. Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph.
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It's never too early to start preparing for a hurricane kit
The National Weather Service encourages anyone on the storm's path that "it's never too early "to start preparing your hurricane kit.
CBS News has gathered some emergency preparedness tips for people and pets, as well as a list of supplies to have on hand before the big storm arrives.  What supplies do you need to prepare for a hurricane?
Before Potential but devastating storms during this hurricane season, the Red Cross recommends that you have on hand the following supplies:
- Water: At least 3 days supply; One gallon per person per day
- Food: At least 3 days delivery non-durable, easy-to-prepare foods
- Radio with batteries or manual curve (NOAA Weather Radio if possible)
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Medications (7-day supply) and medical devices (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, canes)
- Functional instrument  Copies of identity documents (insurance policies, birth certificates, leases or homework certificates)
- Sanitary articles
- Emergency blanket
- Insect repellent and sunscreen (accessories)
- bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
Miami University to Stop Courses
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The university also stated that it was closing storm shutters and positioning sandbags near doors on these three campuses.
Their emergency hotline is set up: 1 -800-227-0354
Florida Governor deploying National Guard troops
Florida Governor Ron Desantis tweets to activate of the Florida National Guard's 2,500 troops as state braces for Hurricane Dorian. ] He added, "I encourage all Floridians to continue to observe and obey all warnings."
Trump posted a video about "the monster" Dorian
President Trump posted a video on Twitter encouraging residents of Florida to prepare for Hurricane Dorian while the government makes its own preparations.
In a video released Thursday night by the White House Rose Garden, Mr. Trump said that Dorian initially looked like a small storm, but had grown
. Trump said, "It looks like it can be an absolute monster."
Florida Energy Company Provides 13,000 Workers
Florida Power and Light activates its emergency response team Thursday, providing nearly 13,000 workers, to help restore power. The state's largest energy company also urged customers to prepare for possible power outages.
"We are actively working with other utilities across the United States to provide additional crews and equipment and resources for pre-positioning prior to the storm, so that we are ready to respond as soon as it is safe to do so," Eric Silagi, President and CEO of Florida Power and Light
Georgia declares state of emergency in 12 counties
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has declares a state of emergency for 12 counties along the state's coastline. The declaration that
Air Force evacuates aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base
US Air Force began evacuation of KC-135 aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base, 1965 CBS affiliate WTSP-TV reported that the aircraft were evacuated as a precautionary measure and are expected to return when the storm passes. Officials do not expect to evacuate personnel and personnel from the facility.
"The safety of our service members, families and aircraft is of paramount importance," says Colonel Stephen Snelson.
Rolling Stones Reassign Florida Performance
Rolling Stone fans in South Florida will be able to get some satisfaction just a day earlier than originally planned, CBS Miami reported. The Rolling Stones concert scheduled for Saturday, August 31 at Hard Rock Stadium is moving forward Friday night, August 30 because of the storm.
All tickets will be awarded for the new date. Miami is the last stop on the Rolling Stones' Filterless Tour, which is already delayed once Mick Jagger underwent heart surgery.
Kennedy Space Center is preparing for Dorian
State officials and NASA contractors at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are preparing for high winds and rain from Dorian. Before the storm, they provided rocket stages, spacecraft assembly areas, and even pulled out a 6.7 million kilogram mobile launcher designed for the huge rocket built for Artemis' lunar program, back to the cavern building for conservation vehicles.
The 355-foot tall bone structure, worn on a conveyor-caterpillar-epoch from the Apollo era, is scheduled to begin the journey 4.2 miles from the 39B launch complex back to VAB protection at dawn Friday – journey [19659008TheVABisdesignedtowithstandwindsof125mphwithoutextensivedamageThestrongestwindeverrecordedonNASA'soffshoresitesduringanearlierhurricanewasabout115mph
– Bill Harwood
Trump cancels Poland's voyage before storm
President Trump on Thursday canceled his trip to Poland before the storm. Mr Trump made the announcement during a White House event launching the US Space Command.
"To ensure that all federal government resources are focused on the coming storm, I decided to send our Vice President Mike Pence to Poland this weekend for me," the President said. "It is very important for me to be here. "
Mr Trump said he would postpone his trip to Poland at some point in the not too distant future.
Residents are hoarding while others leave town
Some Florida residents stockpile supplies, others AT and leave the country before the storm. The shelves were empty at a Publix in the city of Lake Worth
"We have three children at home and a cat and just trying to prepare. We were very calm, but we all go into it, so we wanted to make sure we were prepared, "resident Carrie Dorman told CBS Miami.
Others were planning to leave. Tommy Ligori and his daughter were trying to get back to New York, not wanting to stick around to see where Dorian ends.
"Unfortunately, I called this morning to see if we could go out and everything was booked. And the flights I found were unfortunately pretty high and we couldn't afford it, so we have to take the route and go back but, "Ligori said.
NASA captures images of Dorian from space
Video from the International Space Station shows a Category 1 storm around 1:05 a.m. ET as it travels across the Atlantic Ocean and north of Puerto Rico. The space station shared a video on its official Twitter account on Thursday.
– Peter Martinez
83 flights canceled
Airlines canceled 83 flights to, from and to the United States, according to FlightAware. MS. Seventy-eight flights were canceled on Thursday and five were canceled on Friday
The number of cancellations should increase closer to Monday morning, as Dorian makes landfall on Florida's east coast. Expect flights to and from Orlando, Miami and other airports in the area to be most affected.
– Chris Van Cleeve
Florida Governor declares a state of emergency
Florida Governor Ron Desantis announces a state of emergency Thursday for all 67 counties in the state. On Wednesday, he declared a state of emergency only for counties expected to be on Dorian's road.
DeSantis encourages residents to collect seven days' supplies, including water, food and medicine. "If you're on the path of this storm – anywhere on Florida's east coast – get ready," he told a news conference Thursday. "Take action."
DeSantis said that people who live in the area where Dorian makes landfall should expect to lose power. "If you live in a flood-prone area, it's a good idea that you are looking at potentially significant significant water and floods because of this event, so be prepared for that," he said.
The governor urged people to listen to their local employees and follow all evacuation orders.
"Possible life-threatening lightning floods"
The National Hurricane Center warned early Thursday that heavy rain from Dorianwill cause lightning " floods "in parts of the Bahamas and southeastern United States.
The Center forecasts 2-4 inches of rain in parts of the Bahamas, with six inches in isolated locations and 4-8 inches with feet up in other areas of the Bahamas and coastal southeastern United States
David Parkinson noted that "With the new superman and the angle from which the storm is approaching, coastal flooding is likely, including heavy coastal flooding. In addition, because the storm is coming on land, it looks like it may lose some of its steering currents, "delaying it and, as a result, further
Florida residents begin collecting supplies
Miami resident Lanada Means said she purchased plywood at Home Depot on Wednesday to begin her storm preparation. "My daughter sent me messages on Instagram asking me if I knew about the storm, and I didn't do it, so I came here for my lunch break. Tomorrow will be crazy, "she told CBS Miami.
Carol Braffman said she was buying enough supplies for five family members." They come to my house because I have a generator, "she told CBS Miami." We survived [Hurricane] Andrew and the last one went north to Carolina. This is not easy. None of us know. "
– Justin Carissimo
Floods and power outages in the US Virgin Islands
There have been reports of power outages and floods in the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican Islands Vickedes and Koussadis Precedes and Koussédées and Koussédées. But Culebra Mayor William Solis said only one community lost power Wednesday.
"We are happy because there are no damages to be reported," Solis told AP.
USA. Governor of the Virgin Islands, Albert Brian Jr., closed schools and government offices and issued a curfew from Wednesday until 6:00 PM on Thursday morning. "This means that only ambulance workers and those who provide essential services will be allowed on the road at this time," he said in a statement. "We ask for the full cooperation of the public during this time."
– Justin Carisimo
An 80-year-old man dies in Bayamon
Police say an 80-year-old man died in Bayamon on Wednesday while he was preparing before the storm, the Associated Press reported. The victim fell from the roof of her home after trying to clear debris from her.
– Justin Carisimo