The hurricane could reach the southeastern tip of the United States at the end of the weekend, with winds up to 210 km / h.
According to the latest point from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 15 GMT Thursday, Dorian, which is still a Category 1 hurricane was already carrying winds to 140 km / h. Dorian's eye was 355 kilometers north of Puerto Rico and 600 kilometers east of the Bahamas, while the hurricane was moving north-west at a speed of 20 km / h.
Tropical-storm-force winds from #Dorian could begin as early as Saturday evening or Saturday night. Now is the time to start thinking about what kind of preparations you might need. https://t.co/yChCF6oWL9 pic.twitter.com/sY8jyYVaxz
– National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 29, 2019
The NHC recalls that it must strengthen and become a "major" hurricane (category 3 or higher, with winds at least 178 km / h) in the coming days. According to forecasts, it could hit Florida with winds nearing 210 km / h. "Everyone in Florida should have a plan, do not wait until it's too late!"warned Ron DeSantis, the state's governor. "You should have enough food, water and medicine to last seven days"he said during a press conference.