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1100+ Flights Canceled, Airports Close Ahead Of Dorian

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close today as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. The state has suspended tolls on major highways in advance of the storm, under orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Tolls have been suspended on Florida’s Turnpike, Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway, the SR 528 Beachline Expressway, SR 417 …

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Dorian Stalls Over The Bahamas, US Evacuations Begin

The New York Times reports: As Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said that the maximum sustained winds around the eye of the “extremely dangerous” storm had reached 185 miles an hour, making it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.” Early Monday, after the eye of the storm had reached Grand Bahama Island, the …

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FLORIDA: Christians Rebuke Dorian In Name Of Jesus

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Using the power of prayer, a congregation gathered at the Jacksonville Beach Pier to keep Dorian away from Jacksonville, and tell the storm to “calm down.” “We’re coming out here as group of believers like we did 2 years ago for Hurricane Irma,” Mary Paker said. “We came and got in a circle and prayed …

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Dorian Reaches Category 5 As East Coast Braces

ABC News reports: The extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 5 major hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds of 160 miles-per-hour, and the tropical storm watch from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning, according to the 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The Bahamas is bracing for catastrophic damage, while …

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Hurricane Dorian Shifts East, May Only Brush Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track continued its shift east Saturday morning, maintaining the threat to Florida’s east coast but increasing the chance the storm will spare Florida a direct hit. The 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, which showed the storm’s winds had strengthened to 145 miles per hour. But the cone has been …

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CANADA: Former Prime Minister Apologizes For Tweet Hoping That Dorian Makes “Direct Hit” On Mar-A-Lago

CTV News reports: Former prime minister Kim Campbell has apologized for a tweet which said she was “rooting” for Hurricane Dorian to hit a resort owned by U.S. President Donald Trump. Campbell took to Twitter on Wednesday and tweeted “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar-a-Lago!” The now Category 3 hurricane is expected to hit Florida and other parts …

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Hurricane Dorian Reaches Category 3 As Florida Braces

CNN reports: Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean, with winds increasing up to 115 mph, making Dorian a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher are considered major hurricanes. Dorian is located 625 miles east of West Palm Beach Florida and moving northwest at 10 mph. Dorian is forecast to …

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Trump Cancels Poland Trip Due To Hurricane Dorian, Which May Strike Mar-A-Lago At Category 4 Strength

CNN reports: President Donald Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is canceling his trip to Poland to deal with Hurricane Dorian, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place. “I have decided to send our Vice President Mike Pence to Poland in my place,” Trump said. Trump said he told Polish President Andrzej Duda he’s offering his best wishes. His …

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Airlines Waive Change Fees As Dorian Approaches

USA Today reports: As Hurricane Dorian gained momentum on its path to Florida on Thursday, the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, leading airlines, cruise lines and members of the hospitality community in the state to issue waivers for travelers who need to reschedule or cancel trips. The National Hurricane Center predicted that Hurricane …

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Strengthening Dorian Could Make Landfall At Cat 4

NPR reports: Hurricane Dorian may reach Category 4 strength before slamming into Florida over Labor Day weekend. The second level of “major” hurricane status, a Category 4 storm has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage” according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At least one model, as of Wednesday evening, showed a 31% chance of Dorian reaching high enough sustained …

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Florida Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane

The Miami Herald reports: As Hurricane Dorian neared a likely Florida landfall, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon for 26 counties in the storm’s path, spanning the east coast from Duval to Monroe counties. The state Emergency Operations Center is also activating to Level 2, he announced, bringing in more emergency management staff to coordinate a …

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Hurricane Dorian Now Forecast To Hit Florida At Cat 3

USA Today reports: The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Dorian strengthening into a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph by Sunday off the U.S. East Coast. What does this mean? A “major” hurricane is any hurricane that’s rated as a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity. A …

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Dorian Strengthens Overnight, May Hit Florida At Cat 2

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Tropical Storm Dorian strengthened overnight as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were warned to brace for hurricane conditions with possible heavy rains and flash flooding today, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. Wednesday update. The storm could hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane by late Sunday or early Monday. Overnight, …

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Tropical Storm Nears Puerto Rico, Florida Likely Next

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Dorian is pelting the Lesser Antilles with heavy rain and gusty winds this morning, and the storm could go on to impact Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and possibly Florida over the next several days. Dorian’s center passed near the south coast of Barbados late Monday night, producing a wind gust to …

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Cuomo Rages At ConEd Over Heat Wave Outages

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) blasted the electricity company responsible for a massive power outage over the weekend, saying Con Edison should have been better prepared. “We’ve been through this situation w ConEd time & again & they should have been better prepared—period,” Cuomo tweeted Sunday night. Many New York City residents were reportedly still without …

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Officials Issue Warning As Triple-Digit Heat Arrives

AccuWeather reports: Heat and humidity began building across a wide swath of the nation on Friday as dozens of cities declared heat emergencies and excessive heat warnings and advisories were posted by the National Weather Service. However, the most extreme days in the heat wave are likely to be on Saturday and Sunday for many areas. Power companies have braced …

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ConEd: Heat Wave Could Bring Another NYC Blackout

CBS News reports: An upcoming heat wave could lead to power outages in the central and eastern U.S., including the major metropolitan areas of New York City, Washington and Chicago, experts say. A widespread blackout in New York City on Saturday left much of Manhattan without electricity. That power outage was not caused by heat, but by a transformer fire, …

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Hurricane Barry: Category 1, Mandatory Evacuations

The New York Times reports: Barry began to sweep into south Louisiana on Saturday and was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. The storm strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds at 75 miles per hour. Barry is moving at 5 m.p.h., about 40 miles south of Lafayette. The storm is now at hurricane strength. But wind speeds are not …

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NEW ORLEANS: Tropical Storm To Test City’s Levees

CBS News reports: Tropical Storm Barry was moving toward the Louisiana coastline Friday, and nearly 10,000 people have already been ordered to evacuate. The National Hurricane Center said there was a chance the slow-moving storm could strengthen into a hurricane as it comes ashore Saturday. Barry’s biggest threat will be rain with 10-20 inches expected to fall in parts of …

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4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area [VIDEO]

The Seattle Times reports: A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Seattle and the Puget Sound region just before 3 a.m. Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The shaking emanated from Three Lakes, Wash., about 9 miles east of downtown Everett. The earthquake was relatively shallow, and originated about 14 miles beneath the surface, according to a USGS map. …

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