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The news about Dorian
The updates from the National Hurricane Center during the past 24 hours brought a slight sigh of relief for much of Florida, as Hurricane Dorian’s projected path shifted east and left out the state’s Gulf Coast and other areas. Still, it’s now very close to a Category 5 storm and much of our coverage area, including Alachua County, likely remains in the range of tropical-storm-force winds. Here is Florida Storms’ half-hour update from 11 p.m. where they examined different scenarios that could still impact the state.
• Politico: DeSantis—and Florida—in the storm spotlight
• Sarasota Herald-Tribune: A hurricane veteran’s guide to the season
• Ocala Star-Banner: As some evacuate, WWII vet goes his own way
• AccuWeather: In Hurricane Dorian’s track, echoes of Andrew in 1992
• NPR News: What Dorian Means For Florida Citrus
• Gainesville Sun: What about UF’s dairy cows and Santa Fe’s emus?
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About today’s curator
I’m Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I’ve found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to email@example.com.