August 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 4 as Florida braces for storm
Landfall anticipated early Tuesday on state’s east coast with maximum sustained winds of 140mphRich DiGiulio removes an awning from the Mulligans Beach House Bar & Grill in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, Friday, 30 August 2019, in Vero Beach, Florida. Photograph: Lynne Sladky/APResidents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm on Friday as Hurricane Dorian lingered in the western Atlantic, building strength in advance of its anticipated landfall early on Tuesday on the state’s east coast.The storm strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane on Friday evening, amid fears it could prove to be the most powerful hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast in nearly 30 years. Forecasters warned that Dorian could wallop the state with “extremely dangerous” 140mph (225 kph) winds.> NHC: Dorian is now a category 4 pic.twitter.com/gqZn7FDjC1> > — Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 31, 2019“It could be an absolute monster,” Donald Trump said in a video address, pledging federal support for local disaster relief efforts.Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency for every county in the state and warned of a potential “multi-day” event, but stopped short of declaring any emergency evacuations.Emergency preparations were under way up and down the Atlantic coast, from Jacksonville in the north to Miami and the Florida Keys, as well as in Orlando and inland areas.Ominously, on Friday morning the storm had developed a distinct eye and slowed its westward progress, meaning it could spend more time over land – and do more damage.Meteorologists said Dorian could make landfall in Florida on Tuesday as a category 4 hurricane.“If it makes landfall as a category 3 or 4 hurricane, that’s a big deal,” the University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy told the Associated Press. “A lot of people are going to be affected. A lot of insurance claims.”Hurricane Dorian gains strength as it tracks towards the Florida coast, on 30 August. Photograph: NOAA GOES-East/Handout/Getty ImagesDeSantis acknowledged fuel shortages across the state as residents formed long lines at petrol stations, supermarkets and hardware stores. Officials advised residents to stockpile canned food, water and other supplies and to refill essential prescriptions.Coastal residents were amassing sandbags against potential flooding and tacking plywood over windows and doors. Officials directed residents in the hurricane’s path to check their preparedness plan against advice on the state’s storm emergency website and to be on guard against price gouging and fraud.DeSantis announced that highway patrol cars would escort fuel trucks to expedite distribution.“We’re doing all we can on the fuel,” he said.Earlier predictions of an arrival of the storm early on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, were revised in anticipation of an early Tuesday arrival. Storm surge could be made worse by extreme tides associated with the new moon, which fell on Friday.A hurricane watch was in effect for the north-western Bahamas, with a risk of life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding were anticipated in all affected areas.While it was unclear where on the Florida coastline Dorian would make landfall, Trump compared the storm to the 1992 Hurricane Andrew, which likewise tore into Florida along the Atlantic coast, killing 65 and tallying $27bn in damage.“It does seem almost certain that it’s hitting dead center, and that’s not good,” Trump said. “Somebody said bigger, or at least as big as Andrew.”Trump is traveling to Camp David in Maryland, where he will monitor the storm after he canceled his planned trip to Poland this weekend.Forecasters have put Trump’s luxury resort of Mar-a-Lago in the crosshairs of the storm. Late Friday, the National Hurricane Center’s projected track showed Dorian hitting near Fort Pierce, some 70 miles north of the so-called “winter White House”, then running along the coastline as it moved north. However forecasters cautioned that the storm’s track was still highly uncertain and even a small deviation could put Dorian offshore or well inland.The major models of the storm showed it most likely deflecting up the Atlantic coast after making landfall but the risk remained, DeSantis said, that the storm could cross Florida and move into the Gulf of Mexico, to potentially grow in strength once again over relatively warm and shallow waters.“Obviously a storm that cuts across the state, crosses the Gulf and then slams the Panhandle is a bad, bad thing for us,” DeSantis said.“Not every path of the storm has the same probability but you’ve got to be prepared for that. It’s too soon to tell.”Dorian’s approach has played havoc with people’s Labor Day weekend plans. Major airlines began allowing travelers to change their reservations without a fee. The big cruise lines began rerouting their ships. Disney World and the other resorts in Orlando found themselves in the storm’s projected path.Jessica Armesto and her one-year-old daughter, Mila, had planned to have breakfast with Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy at Disney World. Instead, Armesto decided to take shelter at her mother’s hurricane-resistant house in Miami with its kitchen full of nonperishable foods.“It felt like it was better to be safe than sorry, so we canceled our plans,” she said.
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
'Penny Dreadful' Production Designer on Taking Down 'Deadwood' to Create 1930s Downtown Los Angeles
July 13, 2020
P30WGdETZmY
'Honey Boy' Director Al'ma Harel Explains How 'Bombay Beach' Introduced Her to Shia LaBeouf
July 11, 2020
TW9HOfgdnxo
How To Craft A Skeksi From The 'Dark Crystal' Creature Creators
July 11, 2020
Ixto3tj6eVE
50 Cent Treats Date To Anything At McDonald's | TMZ
July 15, 2020
37TaPYtnXOc
Chrissy Teigen Shares Sneaky Video of John Legend Showering | TMZ
July 15, 2020
5yHgIemLUMI
Megan Thee Stallion & Tory Lanez Swarmed by Cops During His Gun Arrest | TMZ
July 15, 2020
nuUzhf6CvTo
Lucy Hale Visited Sex Convention to Prep for "A Nice Girl Like You" | Daily Pop | E! News
July 15, 2020
JNQOgxIPRQg
Tyra Banks Hints at "Dancing with the Stars" Changes | E! News
July 15, 2020
d_-vp4oAWT8
Will Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas' Summer Love Sizzle or Fizzle? | Daily Pop | E! News
July 15, 2020
jFt0q85-7Vo
Nick Cannon fired by ViacomCBS over anti-Semitic comments on podcast | Page Six Celebrity News
July 15, 2020
zpiBes5wyWM
'Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s mother hospitalized following heart attack | Page Six News
July 14, 2020
k5KP8e599S0
This is the poop that flushed Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage away | Page Six Celebrity News
July 14, 2020
gJSVeY-GXW0
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Liverpool
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sassuolo - Juventus
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Verona
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Bournemouth
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Parma
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Lazio
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Lecce - Fiorentina
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Wolves
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sampdoria - Cagliari
14
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Norwich City
13
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Southampton
13
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Granada CF - Real Madrid
13
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Torino
12
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal
12
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - AC Milan
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Sheffield United - Chelsea
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Manchester City
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Real Betis
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Atalanta
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Burnley
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Barcelona
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Brescia - Roma
10
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Alaves
09
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Aston Villa - Manchester United
09
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Verona - Inter Milan
09
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Liverpool
08
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Espanyol
08
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Parma
08
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Newcastle United
08
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Napoli
07
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
-g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.