Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

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Dorian could make landfall in Brevard County as a CAT 3 hurricane on Monday

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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-189, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian.

The Governor is urging all Floridians on the East Coast to prepare for impacts, as the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center project Hurricane Dorian will make landfall on Florida’s East Coast as a major hurricane.

According to the National Hurricane Center “cone,” Dorian could make landfall in Brevard County as a CAT 3 hurricane on Monday.

By declaring a state of emergency, Governor DeSantis is ensuring that state and local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to prepare.

The State Emergency Operations Center will activate to a Level 2 on Thursday morning, enhancing the coordination between federal, state and local emergency management agencies.

“Today, I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure Florida is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian,” said Governor DeSantis.

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

“Today, I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure Florida is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian,” said Florid Governor Ron DeSantis.

Dorian, the fourth named storm of the hurricane season, has strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane near the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center in its 2 p.m. update.

“Because of the uncertainty in the track of this storm, every resident along the East Coast needs to be ready,” said Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz.

“As updates come out, it’s important that Floridians continue to pay attention to media and local officials as the track of this storm has been changing and can continue to change rapidly. By having an Executive Order in place and by activating the State Emergency Operations Center to a Level 2, we are fully prepared to support any community that might be impacted.”

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE UPDATE: Brevard County Emergency Management public information officer Don Walker discusses preparedness for Tropical Storm Dorian. 

Dorian, the fourth named storm of the hurricane season,  has strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane near the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center in its 2 p.m. update. According to the National Hurricane Center “cone,” Dorian could make landfall in Brevard County as a CAT 3 hurricane on Monday. (NHC image)

Given the uncertainties of the track forecast, interests in the District are encouraged to closely monitor information being disseminated by South Florida Water Management meteorologists and the National Hurricane Center and be ready to take action, if required. (SFWMD image)

BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

On the Space Coast Wednesday, the National Weather Service forecasts a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, mostly sunny, with a high near 92 and a heat index values as high as 105. West winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

On Wednesday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East wind around 10 mph.

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Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday: Hurricane conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 76. Windy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west northwest 30 to 35 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

Labor Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Windy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 30 mph becoming south southeast 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South wind around 10 mph.

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