The Point, Sept. 2, 2019: Hurricane Dorian Stalls Over Bahamas, With Parts Of Florida Still In Its Path

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The news about Dorian

Hurricane Dorian yesterday afternoon became one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, with winds up to 185 mph. The wind speeds have since slowed to 165 mph, and while it might or might not make direct landfall on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, government officials in rank all the way up to the governor are urging continued caution. Millions of Floridians will feel its effects during the next 48 hours.

Here’s the very latest from the forecast team at Florida Storms.

• AP: Record-Setting Hurricane Dorian Keeps Pounding North Bahamas

• Florida Politics: Ron DeSantis: Dorian landfall still a possibility

• WLRN: Palm Beach County Issues Evacuation Orders, Here Are Details And More Shelter Options

• Miami Herald: Miami-Dade public schools will close until Wednesday thanks to Hurricane Dorian

• St. Augustine Record: Storm of all storms — St. Johns County officials urge residents to get out of the way of Hurricane Dorian

• TCPalm: Martin and St. Lucie counties begin mandatory evacuations; Indian River to begin mandatory evacuations Monday

• Ocala Star-Banner: Marion County public schools closed on Tuesday; sandbag stations remain open through Monday

• Tallahassee Democrat: Could Dorian become a Category 6 hurricane? No, but it could be one of the strongest of all time

• News Service of Florida: Tolls Lifted As Devastating Dorian Remains A Threat

• Florida Today: Brevard mobile home residents plan for the worst as Hurricane Dorian approaches

• The Atlantic: What Dorian Could Do

• Florida Times-Union: Hurricane Dorian is coming, and Jacksonville’s beaches are stopping alcohol sales. Now you know it’s serious.

• Orlando Weekly: Why Disney World doesn’t remove the castle spires, and why Spaceship Earth won’t roll away during a hurricane


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