Virginia on Monday became the most recent state to declare a state of emergency as Florida and the Southeast United States braces for Hurricane Dorian.
Dorian, classified as a category 5 hurricane Sunday but downgraded to Category 4 on Monday, is over the Bahamas and predicted to first hit Florida early Tuesday before turning North.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared the state of emergency Monday as the hurricane is expected to hit the southeast portion of the state Thursday.
Here are the most likely times of arrival of tropical storm force winds from #Dorian in the next 3 days:
-Central Florida Coast Tuesday Morning
-North Florida Coast Tuesday Afternoon
-Georgia Coast Tuesday Night
-South Carolina Coast Early Wednesday pic.twitter.com/Qoq0iFCMlG
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 2, 2019
Parts of Virginia could see coastal and inland flooding, high winds and extended power outages as a result of Dorian.
A state of emergency has already been declared in Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina ahead of the hurricane’s landfall.
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