Hurricane Dorian Fast Facts:
- Dorian escalates to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
- Dorian is expected to become major hurricane on Friday and remain extremely dangerous over the weekend.
- Dorian is about to make landfall early Monday, possibly as a major category hurricane.
Hurricane Dorian intensified to a Category 2 storm Thursday night. It is expected to increase to a major Category 3 hurricane on Friday and remain at least as strong as it makes its way to the mainland, the National Hurricane Center said.
"Dorian is likely to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane as it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and approaches the Florida Peninsula over the weekend," the center says.
Dorian could turn into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 with 1
Florida residents rush to supermarkets in the state collecting food and provisions.
The National Weather Service stated that Dorian could bring "a triple threat of danger" to Florida – including "a life-threatening storm tide, devastating hurricane-force winds and heavy rains." They called on Floridians to "prepare NOW."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded the state of emergency he had already declared to cover all cities in the state and asked President Trump for a declaration of disaster before the ground-breaking strikes.
The Government of the Bahamas has issued a hurricane clock 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
. EDT Friday The Dorian city center was about 260 miles east-northeast of the southeast Bahamas as it headed northwest at 12 mph, the hurricane center said. Dorian sustained winds at 105 mph.
Follow our storm cover below:
It's never too early to start preparing for a hurricane kit
The National Weather Service encourages anyone who's 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 at 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, reeds)
- M Oof-function tool  Copies of identity documents (insurance policies, birth certificates, leases or home certificates)
- Sanitary and personal hygiene items
- Emergency blanket
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
- Rain mechanism
The University of Miami to stop courses by Wednesday
The University of Miami has declared that it has canceled classes in coral gables, marine and marine campuses starting at n lunch Friday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 3.
The university also said it had put in place and positioned storm shutters near doors on these three campuses.
An emergency hotline was set up: 1-800-227-0354
Florida Governor deploying National Guard troops
Florida Governor Ron Desantis tweeted that he had activated more than 2500 Florida National Guard troops, with the state supporting Hurricane Dorian.
He added: "I encourage all Floridians to continue to observe and obey all warnings."
Trump posts video about "Monster" Dorian
President Trump posts a video on Twitter Florida residents 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 Dorian initially looked like a small storm but was growing rapidly over the past day.
Mr. Trump said, "It looks like he can be an absolute monster." Florida 1965 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, 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 [19659009TheVABisdesignedtowithstandwindsof125mphwithoutextensivedamageThehighestwindeverrecordedonNASA'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 cancel his trip to Poland at some point in the not too distant future.
Residents are stocked while others leave town
Some Florida residents stock up on 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 moves 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'
"in parts of the Bahamas and the 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. Moreover, because the storm is coming on land, it looks like it may lose some of its steering currents, "slowing it down and, as a result, further breaks.
Florida Residents Begin Collecting Supplies
Miami Resident Lanada Means said she purchased plywood at Home Depot on Wednesday to begin storm preparation. "My daughter sent me messages on Instagram and asked me if I knew about the storm, and I didn't, so I came here for my lunch break. Tomorrow will be crazy, "she told CBS Miami.
Carol Brafman 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 Rico Vitezde and Kouceide Precedes 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 are asking for the full cooperation of the public during this time."
– Justin Carisimo
An 80-year-old man dies in Bayamon
Police say a 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 him.
– Justin Carisimo