As the massive storm named Dorian continues to churn out over the South Atlantic, forecasters appear to have been thrown a curveball.
For days on end, the fine people of Florida have been urgently preparing for the landfall of this now Category 4 storm. They’ve been boarding up windows, battening down the hatches, and clearing out the milk and bread aisles in the local grocery stores.
Now, however, it looks as though Dorian is taking a more northerly pass at the east coast.
The projections for Hurricane Dorian – now a Category 4 hurricane – continues to shift, with the most recent National Hurricane Center update showing the massive storm skimming the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina and shaving North Carolina. Regardless, the storm is expected to slow down, putting southeastern coastal cities at risk of severe flooding due to storm surge and significant rainfall.
While many in the Sunshine State will be relieved about avoiding a direct hit, the storm’s new path has brought the worry and work to their neighbors to the north.
Florida Governor Rick DeSantis has urged residents not to count the storm out however, noting that the massive hurricane is still an extremely powerful weather event.
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