Dorian Could be the Most Powerful Storm to Hit Florida’s East Coast in Nearly 30 Years

Store shelves are empty of bottled water as residents buy supplies in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, in Doral, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2019. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian could hit the Florida coast over the weekend as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)

Dorian is still headed towards Florida and residents are taking it seriously because even though the National Hurricane Center is tracking it carefully, as APNews reports, because of the difficulty of predicting a storm’s course this far out, forecasters cautioned that practically all of Florida, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale, could be in harm’s way. The National Hurricane Center warned that Dorian was moving more slowly, which could subject the state to a drawn out and more destructive pummeling from wind, storm surge, and heavy rain.

Labor Day plans have been suspended. Major airlines and cruises are making other plans. As Jessica Armesto who took refuge at her mother’s hurricane-resistant house in Miami, said, “It felt like it was better to be safe than sorry, so we canceled our plans (to go to Disney World).”