Hurricane Dorian races toward Florida
Hurricane Dorian is moving quickly through the Caribbean and heavy rains are expected in the Bahamas, Florida and the southeastof the US. this weekend, the National Weather Service has said. The National Hurricane Center said that Dorian’s winds currently have speeds of about 80 miles per hour and that the storm is moving northwest at 13 miles per hour and that the Category 1 hurricane could grow in strength to a major Category 3 storm before it potentially reaches Florida.
Dorian is still moving away from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and hurricane warnings and watches for those areas have been discontinued but the storm is still expected to strengthen into a very strong hurricane in the Atlantic over the next few days.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on Wednesday for counties in Hurricane Dorian’s path.