The Point, Sept. 4, 2019: Florida’s First Coast And Certain Inland Areas Will Feel Dorian’s Effects For Much Of Today


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The news about Dorian

• The storm overnight and today is brushing along Florida’s Atlantic Coast in places like Daytona Beach, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. (Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida Times-Union)

The Florida Storms team provided a nearly hourlong update last night on what to expect and where today.

• Alachua County schools and Santa Fe College reopened today, as did the University of Florida campus, though its classes are still canceled. Marion County’s sheriff, meanwhile, went off on the critics of his county’s decision to close schools all week. (Ocala Star-Banner)

Photos have begun to emerge from the Bahamas hit hardest by Hurricane Dorian’s stalled days over the island. Here is a collection of organizations trying to help with relief efforts there. (AP, CNN, Orlando Weekly)

• Disney has had an up and down week on the public relations front, as the storm hit the island nation where the corporation has a big presence. It first drew criticism for leaving employees on one of the islands in the storm’s path, but yesterday announced a $1 million contribution to the relief effort. (Orlando Sentinel)

• Two overarching questions after Dorian left the Bahamas: Will islands like it disappear due to these more powerful storms and couldn’t this one technically have been labeled as a Category 6 hurricane? (WLRN, Miami Herald)

• Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle less than a year ago, and an inspiring sight emerged there this week with a convoy of fire trucks headed toward other parts of the state where Dorian was likely to hit. (Panama City News Herald)

• Less inspiring: Many Florida businesses needed to be reminded to not jack up prices when a state of emergency goes into effect and Volusia County authorities arrested three men for trying to take advantage of the situation there. (Florida Politics, Daytona Beach News-Journal)

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About today’s curator

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