Florida evacuation decision will be made on Sunday
By • 31/08/2019 at 4:37PM
Storm Dorian has gained in strength to become a category 3 storm, alarming forecasters about its impact on the U.S. state.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the decision whether to order some residents of Florida to evacuate likely would be made on Sunday as the state braces for Hurricane Dorian.
The storm has alarmed forecasters who worry parts of Florida will be walloped by strong winds, a storm surge and heavy rain for an extended period when it makes landfall early next week.
Hurricane Dorian is gaining strength as it makes its way toward the U.S. mainland. Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 storm on Friday, making it a potentially devastating hurricane, as it continues on its course toward the southeastern United States.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of the state's 67 counties, as the storm's path is uncertain.
"But the one thing that's been pretty certain is that this thing's been getting stronger."
Hurricane Dorian is expected to slam into the state early next week as a Category 4 storm - packing 130 mile per hour winds.
"Make the preparations that you need. You do have some time, but that time is running out."
DeSantis urged residents to stock up on at least a week's worth of food and supplies, prompting a run on Costcos and Home Depots across the state.