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UPDATE 5:57 p.m.

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m.

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The large “arm” of Dorian will swing over Florida tonight.

 

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UPDATE 3:51 p.m.

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UPDATE 3:16 p.m.

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UPDATE 2:30 p.m.

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UPDATE SEPT 3. 12:05 p.m.

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A thermal imaging loop of where Dorian currently sits from a geostationary operational environmental satellite

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9:30 a.m. - Dorian begins to move northwest

After remaining stationary throughout the night, wreaking devastation in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian has begun to move northwest at 1 mph.

Weary Volusians, prepared for days, can expect another day of warnings and updates from officials, as Dorian is expected to pick up speed later today and into Wednesday. The outermost storm bands of the hurricane will continue to move over the state throughout the day. 

Although the timing of Dorian’s arrival has changed many times at this point, the threats remain the same: inland Volusia County should expect tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall as early as this evening.

Dorian is now a strong Category 3 hurricane. When the storm made landfall in the Bahamas around noon Sunday, Hurricane Dorian tied the unnamed 1935 Labor Day hurricane as the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall.

Scenes of the devastating effects of Dorian in the Bahamas appeared on social media yesterday. Emergency crews are unable to assess the full effects until Wednesday, according to news reports.

Track uncertainty with Dorian is still very high, but Volusia is already feeling the effects from the outermost storm bands of the storm. Weather conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day.

From the local National Weather Service’s 8:40 a.m. update today:

Persons in central Florida should not be lulled into complacency

because weather conditions have yet to significantly worsen!

There will be considerable impacts and damage to coastal areas with

effects starting to be felt over inland areas as well. The threat for

damaging gusty winds, especially in increasing squalls is high. The threat

for life-threatening storm surge is moderate. Severe beach erosion and

topping or breaching of the dunes from water runup during high tide,

coupled with storm surge will increase.

The latest forecast for Dorian keeps the eye of Dorian about 60 to

70 miles offshore east central Florida at its closest approach. This

is a little farther than indicated by earlier forecasts. However, any

deviation west of the forecast track would bring stronger winds,

higher seas and surf, and heavier rain to the Florida east coast.

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