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The Public Information Office uses a multimedia approach to provide accurate, relevant and timely information to the public about Hernando County events, news, programs and services. If threatening weather situations and other types of public emergencies arise, the Public Information Office works together with the appropriate agencies to ensure that accurate and timely information is provided via our website, social media, Spectrum channel 644 and news media.

EOC Alert #3 - Hurricane Dorian

Status: Monitoring

Post Date:08/28/2019 3:24 PM

CURRENT SITUATION

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.

Dorian does not pose a threat to Florida until Saturday morning, at the earliest. The entire Florida Peninsula, Northeast Florida and the Big Bend are included in the 5-day forecast cone. There are no watches or warnings in effect, but tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued on Thursday.

Dorian is forecast to be a Major Category 3 (or higher) Hurricane with winds over 111 mph as it approaches Florida on Sunday. Heavy rainfall of 4 to 8 inches is forecast across the Florida Peninsula. Damaging winds, flash flooding, river flooding, storm surge and isolated tornadoes are all possible this weekend statewide. Confidence has increased in the intensity forecast this weekend, but the exact track remains uncertain. All locations in Florida should continue to monitor Dorian for possible impacts over the Labor Day Weekend.

Earliest Reasonable Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds Map

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

  • Residents should review emergency plans and refresh emergency supply kits. For more information, visit http://www.HernandoCounty.us/EM
  • Residents living in low lying, flood prone areas are urged to closely monitor and take precautions as needed to protect life and property. Be prepared to evacuate to higher ground if necessary.
  • Do not drive through standing water.Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Mariners should note the potential for hazardous boating conditions in the Gulf of Mexico next week and monitor alerts from the National Weather Service.
  • Monitor river gauges at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tbw
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