Every county in Florida is under a state of emergency as the state prepares for what may be the strongest hurricane to hit its east coast in nearly three decades.
With 210 / 250 Kmh, Hurricane Dorian is the strongest storm of the Atlantic hurricane season so far. If it makes landfall as a Category 4 storm on Monday as forecast, with sustained winds of more than 200 Km, it will be the strongest hurricane to strike Florida’s East Coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, 270Km.
It will be the fourth year in a row of a hurricane of any strength hitting Florida. Last year was Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
Dorian was churning over the warm, open waters of the Atlantic on Thursday. Forecasts showed it strengthening; the National Hurricane Center said it could hit Florida as a Category 4. That hurricane classification means sustained winds of 130-156 mph. It’s on track to smack Grand Bahama Island on Sunday 01 September and then crash along the Florida and Georgia coasts on Monday morning. Firil Center For Studies. Berlin