Daytona Beach, FL - The National Hurricane Center is reporting that Dorian is finally moving away from Grand Bahama Island.
The Hurricane Warning has been dropped to a Tropical Storm Warning. Dorian, which is now a Category 2, is moving northwestward at 5 mph and pick up the pace a bit toward the northwest or north-northwest later today and tonight. The current forecast is for Dorian to turn north tomorrow (September 4) evening.
What this means for Volusia and Flagler counties is that Dorian is moving close to the our coastline. The hurricane will keep coming closer until tomorrow evening, then move north toward Jacksonville, then on to Georgia and South Carolina through Thursday and near the north Carolina coast Thursday night.
Florida's east coast is under a Hurricane Warning as well as a Storm Surge Warning from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach until further notice.
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the area.
A Storm Surge Warning means that life-threatening flooding from rising water moving inland from the coastline during the next 36 hours for our area. Water could begin to rise before the winds arrive. We should see four to seven foot seas on the beaches.
As Dorian has shifted, Volusia County Schools is announcing that some shelters have been closed. They are: Pine Ridge High School, Pride Elementary School, River Springs Middle School and University High School. Check volusia.org for the latest information in Volusia County and flagler.org for information in Flagler County.
News Daytona Beach will monitor the tropics and provide updates as soon as possible when they’re available.
Text STORM to 51879 for the latest reports regarding Hurricane Dorian.
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