Hurricane Dorian, coming across the Atlantic and grazing Puerto Rico, is set to hit Florida Coast late Sunday early Monday.
The storm, hit the Virgin Islands as a category 1 storm, causing power outages and downed trees. As it approaches Florida, the intensity of the storm is growing, and it is expected to hit Florida east coast as a Category 3 storm, where maximum sustained winds are between 110-129 miles per hour.
President Trump tweeted, "Hurricane Dorian looks like it will be hitting Florida late Sunday night. Be prepared and follow State and Federal instructions, it will be a very big Hurricane, perhaps one of the biggest!"
Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the areas that are in the storms path, and urged residents to have at least a week's worth of food and water.
The storm is set to hit somewhere between the Florida Keys and Georgia. Currently the exact path is uncertain.
The National Hurricane Center warned early Thursday that heavy rain from Dorian could cause "life-threatening flash floods" in the southeastern U.S. coast.
Wecu is urging its viewers inf the Florida area to be prepared in the event of evacuation or sheltering in place. While winds are menacing and dangerous, flooding causes the most deaths. If you are asked to evacuate, please heed the warnings.
If you must shelter in place, please have enough food and water for one week in the event that emergency crews have to remove debris from the road and restore power. A battery operated flashlight(s) are helpful if the power is out, and non-perishable food will be essential in the event of a catastrophic emergency.
We will update this site periodically as more information becomes available.