Hurricane Dorian is not over. Overnight, it was upgraded to Cat three and the National Hurricane Center says there is an enhanced risk of severe weather, especially tornadoes, over eastern North Carolina today.
Here are the 5 AM EDT Thursday, September 5 Key Messages for Hurricane #Dorian, See below for links to emergency shelters, state emergency management centers and updated reports.
Tuesday 9/3 Update
For evacuation orders and routes, shelters and more check:
- Florida: The latest emergency information
- Georgia: The latest on Hurricane Dorian
- South Carolina: Hurricane Dorian
- North Carolina: Information on Hurricane Dorian Note: local governments have issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders
See our Friday update for tracking and weather coverage.
Monday 9/2 update
Hurricane Dorian is battering the Bahamas, wreaking severe damage. It accelerated to a Cat 5 Hurricane as it approached the Bahamas and has slowed to a high Cat 4 with winds in excess of 155mph. It is hovering over the Bahamas today and slowly making its way to the US coast, expected to reach Florida tonight.
While predictions are that the storm’s probable path will veer to the east, the path could change. Right now, it is expected to hug the coast from Florida up through the Carolinas. In an 11 am key messages, the National Hurricane Advisory says that life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds are expected along the Florida east coast and Georgia coast, regardless of the trajectory. Heavy rains capable;e of life-threatening floods are expected over coastal sections of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic through Friday.
Mandatory evacuations have been issued in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. North Carolina is monitoring.
Florida Emergency Shelter information
Georgia: A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for individuals living east of I-95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties due to Hurricane Dorian. Contraflow of I-16 will begin at 8:00 am Tuesday morning.
South Carolina: Governor Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective September 2 at Noon
North Carolina Hurricane Dorian information
Friday August 30 posting
As we approach the Labor Day weekend, Florida is under a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Today, the storm is a Category 2, but weather experts warn that it holds the potential to develop into a Category 4 when it hits land. It’s still early to project, but landfall is expected late Monday or Tuesday. Everyone is on standby.
We’re deploying resources in a Hurricane Toolkit as a just-in-case. September is National Preparedness Month and, remember, hurricane season lasts thorough November so it’s a handy bookmark. We’ll be keeping an eye on things over the weekend and may add to the resources if evacuations or other emergency measures are needed.
Florida Emergency Resources
FloridaDisaster.org (Division of Emergency Management) is the single best source for information. See specific information on Emergency Information for Hurricane Dorian. You can also visit the sister site for commercial businesses: FloridaDisaster.Biz
Florida Department of Education – Hurricane Dorian
Florida 511 APP – Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511 app.
Florida Storms APP – Florida Public Radio Emergency Network
Hurricane Dorian – tracking & live weather coverage
- National Weather Service Twitter and Facebook
- National Hurricane Center on Twitter
- CNN Live updates: Hurricane Dorian
- Miami Herald
- South Florida Sun Sentinel
- Tampa Bay Times
- NYT: Maps: Tracking Hurricane Dorian’s Path Toward Florida
- NYT: Live news updates
Hurricane Prep & Checklists
Insurance Information Institute: What to do when a hurricane threatens
When the storm approaches, don’t get caught with your windows down
Insurance Information Institute: Hurricane Awareness
Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Fortunately there are steps you can take to minimize a hurricane’s impact.
Insurance Information Institute: Five Steps to preparing an effective evacuation plan
Disaster readiness will help keep you and your family safe and secure
Red Cross Free Emergency Apps – includes a hurricane app, first aid, and many other useful apps.