5 A.M. REPORT: National Hurricane Center Clocks Dorian With 140 MPH Winds, Projected Path Drifts Slightly East

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Dorian Moving to the west-northwest at 12 mph

SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE: Watch the press conference held at Brevard County Emergency Management headquarters Thursday afternoon about Hurrican Dorian featuring Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Congressman Bill Posey, BPS Vice-Chair Matthew Susin, State Representative Randy Fine, Brevard County Commission Chair Kristine Isnardi, Rep. Thad Altman and Sen. Debbie Mayfield.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center released the 5 a.m. report on Saturday with a slight change on the projected path of Hurricane Dorian as it draws near Florida’s East Coast.

The path shows a middle of the storm (The Eye) coming near Florida’s East Coast and move north along the coast beginning early Tuesday morning.

Dorian’s max sustained winds remain unchanged from the Friday night report. However, Dorian is moving slightly faster at 12 mph which is up from the 11 p.m. Friday report when Dorian was clocked at moving 10 mph.

The projected path shows a middle of the storm (The Eye) coming near Florida’s East Coast and move north along the coast beginning early Tuesday morning.

On this track, the core of Dorian should move over the Atlantic well north of the southeastern and central Bahamas today, be near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and be near the Florida east coast late Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Dorian still remains a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is possible on Saturday as the system begins to move into warmer water.

National Hurricane Center notes that although fluctuations in intensity are possible early next week, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next
few days.

Satellite Imagery on Hurricane Dorian. (NHC Image)

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Andros Island.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 19-189, which declares a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is also urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies and said the state has 819,000 gallons of water and 1.8 million meals ready for distribution.

“It’s important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely,” said DeSantis.

“Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster. I will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian closely with emergency management officials. The state stands ready to support all counties along the coast as they prepare.”

In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, and due to the uncertainty of the path of devastating winds and storm surge, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued for parts of Brevard County.

The following residents should START evacuating on Sunday, September 1 at 8 a.m.:

• Those who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island,
• Those in mobile homes or manufactured housing,
• Those in low-lying, flood-prone areas,
• Those with special medical needs such as electrical dependence.

To determine whether an address is located in an evacuation zone, CLICK HERE to plug in the address at the search engine in the upper left-hand corner.

Shelter details are still being finalized and will be announced on Sunday, September 1.

Public shelters will be made available for the general population, families wishing to bring their pets and those with special medical needs.

Information can be obtained from @BrevardEOC on Twitter, Brevard County Emergency Management on Facebook, www.embrevard.com, by texting BrevardEOC to 888777, or by calling 2-1-1.

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