Hurricane Dorian is now an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm, currently moving west through the Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 mph. There is still uncertainty in the exact location of the expected northward turn, but the forecast brings the center slightly closer to the east coast of Florida. Portions of the east coast of Florida are now under a hurricane watch.
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Operation Safe Surrender postponed
Due to the possible effects of Hurricane Dorian, Operation Safe Surrender, which was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, has been postponed. The program will be rescheduled at a later date.
Habitat for Humanity restore closure on Aug. 31 for Dorian
Usually hurricane expos are not scheduled only days before a hurricane makes landfall. Dorian made the hurricane expo at Pasco Hernando State College’s north campus quite a timely event on Aug. 29. According to the National Hurricane Center's 5pm Aug.
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Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a Major Category 4 (or higher) Hurricane with winds over 130 mph as it approaches the east coast of Florida on Sunday. Expect strong tropical storm or hurricane force winds to affect Hernando County as early as Sunday.
Dorian has now been upgraded to a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph. The center of Hurricane Dorian is located near latitude 18.3 north, longitude 65.0 west. Dorian is moving toward the northwest at 13 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or two. On this track, Dorian should continue to move near or over the U.S. and British Virgin Islands this afternoon and then move over the open Atlantic well east of the southeastern Bahamas. Dorian is forecast to continue strengthening during the next few days over the Atlantic waters.