Hurricane Dorian Expected To Hit Florida Sunday Night

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019 9:45 AM
Hurricane Dorian Expected To Hit Florida Sunday Night

Source: AP Photo/John Raoux

The U.S. National Hurricane Center is warning that Hurricane Dorian could grow to a massive Category 3 storm by Sunday night and will likely blast the east coast of Florida before moving inland.

The hurricane did relatively little damage to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this week, but now has moved over open water where it will likely strengthen over the open water. 

"Hurricane Dorian looks like it will be hitting Florida late Sunday night," President Donald J. Trump tweeted. 

"Be prepared and please follow State and Federal instructions, it will be a very big Hurricane, perhaps one of the biggest!" he added. 

The Associated Press reports that "the storm could have winds of 125 mph (200 kph) by the time it reaches the mainland."  Florida's governor Ron De Santis "declared a state of emergency to ensure local governments and emergency management agencies have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared." 

He also said that he spoke with the president, who assured him the state would have the full support of the federal government in its recovery.