WEDNESDAY 4:52 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFRV) — Hurricane Dorian continues to move north away from Florida toward Georgia as a Category 2 storm.
Local 5’s Florida affiliate, WFLA, says Dorian picked up strength with maximum sustained winds now up to 110 mph.
The eye of the storm is now east of the coast of southeastern Georgia, about 150 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina.
The storm’s outer rainbands began lashing Florida Tuesday night as the system moved away from the Bahamas.
WFLA reports Dorian battered the Bahamas for 48 hours, killing at least seven people. Approximately 13,000 homes were destroyed in one group of islands alone.
For more coverage of Dorian, visit WFLA.
TUESDAY 9/3/19 6:48 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFRV) — Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 2, is finally moving away from the Bahamas.
The National Hurricane Center says the threat of dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge will continue in the Grand Bahama Island, according to WFLA.
On Sunday, Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5, making it one of the most intense hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin.
It has continued to move towards the eastern coast of the US, sometimes traveling at just 1 mph.
At least five people are confirmed to have died in the storm. Approximately 13,000 homes were destroyed in one group of islands in the Bahamas alone.
MONDAY 9/2/19 10:15 a.m.
FLORIDA (WFRV) — Local 5’s sister station, WFLA, reports Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 4 storm with max sustained winds now up to 140 mph as reported by the National Hurricane Center.
Officials also say Dorian’s path has shifted more to the east.
The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday, possibly creating swells, rip current conditions, and the threat of flash flooding.
The National Hurricane Center adds Dorian is moving northwest at 10 mph.
For additional coverage of Hurricane Dorian, visit WFLA.
MONDAY 9/2/19 8:25 a.m.
FLORIDA (WFRV) — Hurricane Dorian continues to move towards Florida at 1 mph while still damaging the Bahamas.
Local 5’s sister station in Florida, WFLA, says a 5 a.m. Monday advisory from the National Hurricane Center states the Grand Bahama Island will be battered by Dorian throughout the day and into the night.
As of the 5 a.m. advisory, Dorian is approaching Florida’s east coast at just 1 mph with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph.
Life-threatening storm surges and dangerous hurricane-force winds are expected along Florida’s east coast through mid-week, the NHC says.
Hurricane Dorian officially made landfall at 12:45 p.m. ET Sunday on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm.
It was one of the most intense hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. The eye of the storm made a second landfall at 2 p.m. on Great Abaco Island near Marsh Harbour with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph.
Since then, Hurricane Dorian has been moving at a crawl, continuing to deliver devastating blows on the Bahamas.
For more coverage of Dorian, visit WFLA.
FRIDAY 8/30/19 7:45 p.m.
FLORIDA (WFRV) — Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, according to Local 5’s sister station, WFLA.
Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, the National Hurricane Center officially declared Dorian a Category 5 storm with over 155 mph winds.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian.
WEDNESDAY 8/28/19 4:30 p.m.
Hurricane Dorian has gained a good amount of strength throughout the day today as it continues to better organize near St. Thomas. The storm is forecast to move away from the southeastern Caribbean and eventually make a westerly turn across the western Atlantic and could impact areas in the southeastern U.S. late in the weekend and early next week.
As of early this afternoon Dorian was a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds at 80 mph. The storm was moving northwest at 14 mph.
The storm will continue to move away from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands tonight and potentially gain more strength as it moves through the open waters of the western Atlantic through the rest of the work week and early in the weekend. Current forecasts suggest the storm could impact Florida as a Category 3 hurricane with winds over 111 mph possible. Storm surge will also be a concern for eastern Florida as the storm is expected to make landfall late Sunday and into Monday.