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

Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 19:22:39-04

(WTXL) — Hurricane Dorian is being described by the National Hurricane Center as catastrophic and life-threatening. This is the latest information coming into our newsroom.

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Below is our live blog tracking Tropical Storm Dorian:

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5:50 p.m.

  • Video authorities say is being circulated by residents of Abaco in the Bahamas shows homes missing parts of their roofs, utility lines down and cars overturned by Hurricane Dorian

5:42 p.m.

  • The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a hurricane warning has been issued for a stretch of Florida's east coast as powerful Hurricane Dorian approaches.

5:38 p.m.

  • Mayor of Jacksonville says mandatory evacuations start at 8 a.m. Monday for zones A & B

4:15 p.m.

  • Director general of Bahamas' Ministry of Tourism & Aviation says there is a huge amount of damage to property and infrastructure, but "luckily no loss of life reported"

3:59 p.m.

  • Palm Beach International will cease all commercial air service Monday

3:40 p.m.

  • President Trump urges everyone in Dorian's potential path to obey all warnings and evacuation orders, saying public safety must always come first

3:35 p.m.

  • Highlands County is under a voluntary evacuation for citizens living in low lying areas and mobile homes.

2:35 p.m.

  • Volusia County officials issue a mandatory evacuation order for residents who live on the beachside and in low-lying areas, RVs and mobile homes beginning at 10 a.m. Monday

2:33 p.m.

  • National Hurricane Center warns people not to venture out in the eye of Dorian and to take shelter immediately

2:17 p.m.

  • The eye of Dorian makes second landfall on Great Abaco Island near Marsh Harbour, tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record with the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.

2:11 p.m.

  • Toll suspensions to include Alligator Alley, the Turnpike Mainline (SR 91), including the Homestead Extension (SR 821), Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) and Beachline Expressway (SR 528).

1:58 p.m.

  • Coast Guard, partner agency rescue two boaters near Sebastian Inlet during Hurricane Dorian

1:50 p.m.

  • Mandatory evacuations for all areas east of US Highway 1 in Indian River including the barrier island beginning Monday at 8 a.m.
  • Mandatory evacuations issued for barrier islands (including areas from Kennedy Space Center South to the South Beaches, Merritt Island) and low-lying coast areas and manufactured homes beginning 9/2 Monday at 8 a.m. in Brevard County

1:30 p.m.

  • 23 pets to arrive at SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo this afternoon after being evacuated from Jacksonville

1:09 p.m.

  • Tolls at the 25 mile marker and 100 mile marker on I-75 (Alligator Alley) suspended until further notice

12:53 p.m.

  • Dorian makes landfall in Northwestern Bahamas with sustained winds of up to 185 mph

11:30 a.m.

  • Orlando International Airport officials said late Saturday that the airport will remain open Monday because of the turn northward in Hurricane Dorian's projected path.

10:55 a.m.

  • Dorian becomes strongest hurricane in modern records for NW Bahamas with 180 mph winds

10:41 a.m.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to close likely through Tuesday

10:31 a.m.

  • Mandatory evacuation orders issued for coastal areas of Palm Beach County and Martin County

10:24 a.m.

  • Florida National Guard has 4,400 soldiers and airmen activated for Hurricane Dorian response operations

9:39 a.m.

  • Dorian strengthens again, now packing 175 mph winds

9:27 a.m.

  • Palm Beach County ordering evacuations and opening shelters

7:59 a.m.

  • Hurricane Dorian becomes a category 5 hurricane with 160 mph winds