Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian.
DeSantis issued the following statement:
“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.”
Dorian slammed into the US Virgin Islands. It meandered away from a direct hit on Puerto Rico.
Prior to making landfall in Florida, Dorian is expected to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane.
The storm is expected to hit Florida this weekend.