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FRIDAY LIVE BLOG: Here is what's new with Hurricane Dorian

Posted: 10:24 AM, Aug 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-30 22:34:10-04
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(WTXL) — Dorian has become a hurricane and could hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane by early Monday.

Much of Florida is in the "cone of uncertainty" and there are a lot of "ifs' with the impacts we can expect in the Big Bend and South Georgia. Whatever happens, you should be prepared and continue to stay tuned to these updates below.

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Below is our live blog tracking Tropical Storm Dorian:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

3:39 p.m.

2:18 p.m.:

1:25 p.m.:

President Donald Trump approved Florida's emergency declaration.

12:31 p.m.

Since the announcement that FSU's season opener was being moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, several fans have had questions about what to expect at Saturday's noon game.

Here's some frequently asked questions and their answers.

12:16 p.m.:

The Florida State University Police Department is warning everyone to add extra time for travel to ensure early arrival to FSU's season opener and plan for some delays. Traffic maps released here .

11:58 a.m.:

The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners has declared a local state of emergency for all of Liberty County.

11:00 a.m.:

10:26 a.m.

Entire Florida Congressional Delegation urges President Trump to issue emergency declaration to mobilize FEMA ahead of Dorian

9:30 a.m.:

Governor DeSantis working with FEMA to bring extra fuel to the state

9:00 a.m.:

Florida Senators urge President Trump to approve emergency declaration

8:08 a.m.:

7:40 a.m.:

OneBlood issues urgent call for blood donations BEFORE Dorian arrives. While all blood types are needed, there is an increased need for O Negative and O positive as well as platelet donations

7:25 a.m.:

With Hurricane Dorian heading toward Florida's East Coast, Florida Power and Light has activated its emergency response plan.

The company says in a news release that it has secured some 13,000 employees and additional personnel to help restore power after the storm hits.

5 a.m.:

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center indicates that Dorian is slowing down but will likely intensify to a Category 3 major storm on Friday. The latest on Dorian's track here .