Tips for airline travel ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Monday, 02 Sep, 2019

The center also stressed that doesn't mean Dorian packing 145 miles per hour (230 kph) winds won't hit Florida, with large portions of the state in its cone of uncertainty forecast.

Such a scenario would be similar to 2016's Hurricane Matthew, a storm that did almost $5 billion worth of damage in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

"It should be stressed that the new forecast track does not preclude Dorian making landfall on the Florida coast, as large portions of the coast remain in the track cone of uncertainty", the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Twitter.

"Don't wait until I-95 north and I-75 north and the turnpike are parking lots", said Hudson, who experienced two devastating hurricanes in 2004.

Dorian still sits in the western Atlantic Ocean and just east of the Bahamas, where hurricane warnings have already been issued.

"And higher winds than Matthew".

"It is the ideal storm", said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services Inc., an Ohio-based consulting firm.

Residents fill sandbags to protect their homes ahead of the possible arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Kissimmee, Florida, on August 30, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 4 hurricane.

Only one in five Florida nursing homes plans to rely on deliveries of temporary generators to keep their air conditioners running if Dorian knocks out power, a state agency said on Friday, short of the standard set by a law passed after a dozen people died in a sweltering nursing home after 2017's Hurricane Irma. Seven of those 14 storms struck Florida.

The National Hurricane Center noted the following: "Dorian is moving toward the west near 8 miles per hour (13 km/h), and a slower westward motion should continue for the next day or two, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest". A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for Andros Island.

After walloping the northern islands, forecasters said Dorian was expected to dance up the Southeast coastline, staying just off the shores of Florida and Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday before skirting SC and North Carolina on Thursday.

With recent trends indicating a northern turn up the East Coast midweek, the odds have increased for the Outer Banks area to see direct impacts Wednesday through Friday, per a Sunday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. "Residents in East Coast counties should continue to monitor local reports and stay vigilant", he warned Saturday.

This photo provided by the National Hurricane Center shows a view of Hurricane Dorian from Hurricane Hunter P-3 Aircraft early Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

"Looking like our great SC could get hit MUCH harder than first thought". Hurricane Florence, also a Category 4 storm, was projected to pass through Duke's campus before its path shifted and the hurricane skirted around central North Carolina. The latest projections have Dorian tracking northward along the East Coast with the Grand Strand in the middle of its path.

Over two or three days, the hurricane could dump as much as one metre of rain, unleash devastating winds and whip up an abnormal and unsafe rise in sea level called storm surge, according to private meteorologist Ryan Maue and some of the most reliable computer models.