Update: Hurricane Dorian misses Florida, heads towards the Carolinas

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Update: Hurricane Dorian misses Florida, heads towards the Carolinas

Photo by Seminole County Public Schools Twitter.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE

Seminole County Public Schools announced Friday that schools will be closed Tuesday, September 3 due to Hurricane Dorian. Further closures have not yet been announced ahead of the storm’s arrival.

With Florida in a frenzy over the approaching storm: Hurricane Dorian, Oviedo is just as hectic with thousands of people trying to prepare to face the now category 2 hurricane. According to local forecasts, it is going to stretch to a category 4 storm, with winds up to 140 mph on Monday when it reaches landfall in the Flagler/ Volusia County area. The two counties are already on watch and readying to evacuate their cities as soon as they are notified to do such. I-95 will be shut down tonight as a result of the possible evacuation, so officials are recommending going out to get any remaining supplies you might need during the storm.

Recommended supplies include: Plywood for windows, enough water for you and any possible pets, batteries for flashlights, sandbags, gasoline, snacks that don’t require refrigeration and maybe a card game.

President Trump has canceled his recent planned trip to Poland to support the citizens of Florida, mentioning that he will be sending down supplies, like food and more water, to those in need of such assets. Publix will also be on constant restock of things like bottled and gallons of water.

School is still expected to be postponed due to the hurricane through Tuesday, and now Wednesday, as of Monday morning. Hurricane Dorian has now hit landfall in the Bahamas at a category 5 hurricane with up to 180 mph winds that are causing catastrophic damages to houses and land in the islands. As far as ripping roofs completely off homes and intense flooding. Only moving at 5 mph, it is expected to reach the coast of Daytona Beach at around 2 am Tuesday, September 3rd. While it has moved to the East significantly since the last update, there is a large possibility of the storm moving to the west after passing the Bahamas. It is also going to be moving along the coast up to the Carolinas at a category 3.

This is an ongoing story. Check back for updates as information is available.