(Miami) Hurricane Dorian, now Category 4, grew to become "extremely dangerous" as it approached the North Bahamas early Saturday morning, continuing its trajectory to Florida.
Municipalities with millions of citizens on the east coast of Florida, Fort Lauderdale in Orlando, where Walt Disney World is located, and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago tourism complex, could find themselves in the path of its powerful winds. Winds of 225 km / h were recorded Friday evening.
Hurricane Dorian could reach the US state of Florida late Monday or early Tuesday morning, according to the latest forecasts.
Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center in Miami have warned that it is still uncertain whether the hurricane will hit the states of the US east coast such as Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. South.
Some of the most reliable computer models have predicted a turn to the north that would Dorian to graze the coast. The National Hurricane Center said Friday night that Dorian has been reinforced by a Category 4 hurricane.
President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida and authorized the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate relief efforts in the event of a disaster.
Owners and businesses rushed to cover their windows with plywood. Supermarkets ran out of bottled water and long queues were formed at the service stations. Fuel shortages have been reported in some places. The governor announced that the police would start escorting tankers to help them get through the lines of drivers and refuel the service stations.
Coastal areas could receive 15 to 30 centimeters of rain, with rainfall of 45 centimeters in some places.