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Hurricane Dorian: 'Incredibly hazardous' tempest hunkers down on Florida

Hurricane Dorian: 'Incredibly hazardous' tempest hunkers down on Florida


Hurricane Dorian: 'Incredibly hazardous' tempest hunkers down on Florida

Hurricane Dorian is relied upon to reinforce into an "amazingly hazardous" storm as it heads towards the US territory, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has cautioned.


Dorian is currently a category one hurricane, but could be category four by the time it reaches the mainland.

The storm is expected to hit somewhere between Florida and southern Georgia, possibly late on Sunday, the NHC says.

President Donald Trump has cancelled a trip to Poland because of the storm.

"It's very important for me to be here," he told reporters outside the White House on Thursday. "[It] looks like it could be a very, very big one.

"I have decided to send our vice-president, Mike Pence, to Poland this weekend in my place," he added.

Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the whole of the state.

He told residents it was "important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely", advising them to stock up on at least seven days worth of food.

The NHC noted the risk of "devastating hurricane force winds along the Florida East Coast" in its latest advisory.

A spokesman told news agency Reuters that winds were expected to reach 130mph (210km/h) over the weekend - making it a category four storm.

On the Saffir-Simpson scale, a category four storm is the second strongest, capable of causing "catastrophic damage".

The warnings come after the eye of the storm missed the main island of Puerto Rico, sparing it significant damage, as it headed north-west on Thursday.


What's the forecast?


As of Thursday morning, the storm was packing winds of 85mph and has been predicted to bring up to 12in (30cm) of rain when it reaches land. It is currently some 220 miles (355km) north of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan.
Dorian grazed the edge of the main island of Puerto Rico but the US territory's smaller islands, Vieques and Culebra, have been battered by heavy rain and high winds.

On Wednesday, wind gusts of 111mph were reported close to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, just east of Puerto Rico.

The NHC expects Dorian - which is travelling in a north-westerly direction at about 13mph - to reach major hurricane status by Friday.
According to the latest update, it should pass "well east" of the south-eastern and central Bahamas on Friday, before moving over or near parts of the north-western Bahamas on Sunday.

A manual for the world's deadliest tempests 

Tropical storms are rough storms that can carry pulverization to beach front regions, undermining lives, homes and organizations. 
Storms create from rainstorms, fuelled by warm, wet air as they cross sub-tropical waters. 

Warm air ascends into the tempest.
Air twirls in to fill the low weight in the tempest, sucking air in and upwards, fortifying the low weight. 

The tempest pivots because of the turn of the earth and vitality from the warm sea expands wind speeds as it constructs. 
At the point when winds arrive at 119km/h (74mph), it is known as a tropical storm - in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific - or a hurricane in the Western Pacific. 

"Everyone has an arrangement until they get punched in the face. All things considered, we're going to get punched in the face." 

Florida Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in front of Hurricane Irma (2017) 

The focal eye of more quiet climate is encompassed by a mass of rainstorms. 

This eyewall has the quickest breezes beneath it and vicious flows of air ascending through it.

A hill of water heaps up underneath the eye which is released as the tempest arrives at land. 

These tempest floods can cause more harm from flooding than the breezes. 

"Earnest cautioning about the quick ascent of water on the SW FL coast with the entry of #Irma's eye. MOVE AWAY FROM THE WATER!" 


Tweet from the National Hurricane Center

The size of storms is essentially estimated by the Saffir-Simpson scale - different scales are utilized in

Asia Pacific and Australia.Winds 119-153km/h 
Some minor flooding, minimal basic harm. Tempest flood +1.2m-1.5m Winds 154-177km/h Rooftops and trees could be harmed.Tempest flood +1.8m-2.4mWinds 178-208km/h Houses endure harm, extreme flooding Tempest flood +2.7m-3.7m Storm Sandy (2012) caused $71bn harm in the Caribbean and New York Winds 209-251km/h A few rooftops crushed and major basic harm to houses.

Tempest flood +4m-5.5m Tropical storm Ike (2008) hit Caribbean islands and Louisiana and was accused for in any event 195 passings Winds 252km/h+ Genuine harm to structures, serious flooding further inland. 

Tempest flood +5.5m Sea tempest Irma (2017) caused demolition in Caribbean islands, departing thousands destitute "For everybody figuring they can ride this tempest out, I have news for you: that will be perhaps the greatest slip-up you can make in your life." 

City hall leader of New Orleans Ray Nagin in front of Hurricane Gustav, 2008

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