Hurricane watch issued for Brevard, Volusia County as powerful Dorian moves toward Florida coast

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A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Brevard County, as powerful Category 5 Dorian continues to make its way toward the Central Florida coastline. >>> County-by-county impacts in Central FloridaAt 5 p.m., the center of the Category 5 storm was 175 miles east of West Palm Beach. It was moving to the west at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind gusts are over 220 mph, forecasters say. >>> Track Dorian with the WESH 2 News app Dorian’s slower westward path is forecast to continue for the next day or two, before making a gradual turn to the northwest. The hurricane should move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night.The National Hurricane Center forecasts Dorian to be 40 to 50 miles off the Florida coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, with hurricane-force wind speeds extending about 35 miles to the west. But that’s just one point that forecasters have to choose to place the monstrous storm that packed 185 mph winds on Sunday. It could be within 100 miles of that point , which is why the hurricane center uses – and emphasizes – a shaded cone of uncertainty and much of the Florida coast is in that coneThe storm’s forecast path has shifted slightly to the west for South Florida areas, but remains unchanged for Central Florida. If the track stays as it is, Central Florida will feel impacts Tuesday and Wednesday. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.The pathALL WARNINGS & WATCHES IN EFFECT:A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros IslandsJupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Brevard County Line A Hurricane Watch is in effect for: Andros Island North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter InletVolusia/Brevard County line to the Flagler/Volusia County lineA Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for North of Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for: North of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach Lake OkeechobeeA Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:Lantana to the Volusia/Brevard County lineA Storm Surge Watch is in effect for: North of Deerfield Beach to LantanaVolusia/Brevard County Line to the Flagler/Volusia County LineOrlando International Airport has decided to keep operations running on Monday. The airport decided to change its plan on Saturday, which originally had the airport halting commercial flight operations Monday starting at 2 a.m.The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has delayed a mandatory evacuation order for people living in the barrier islands, low-lying and flood-prone areas, mobile homes, and anyone with disabilities.The mandatory evacuation was originally slated to go into effect at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Officials are now calling for evacuations to begin at 8 a.m. Monday. To help ease congestion with evacuees leaving the southeast coast of Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. DeSantis announced that he has suspended tolls on select roads across the state. The Division of Emergency Management reported nearly 28,000 utility line workers, tree crews and support staff have been staged in the state in advance of the storm. The state also has been grappling with trying to make sure motorists have access to gasoline.“We’re continuing to monitor the fuel situation, there are not currently fuel shortages,” DeSantis said. “I think you’ve seen a decline in demand for fuel in Miami-Dade (County) based on the change of this cone.”

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Brevard County, as powerful Category 5 Dorian continues to make its way toward the Central Florida coastline.

>>> County-by-county impacts in Central Florida

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At 5 p.m., the center of the Category 5 storm was 175 miles east of West Palm Beach. It was moving to the west at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind gusts are over 220 mph, forecasters say.

>>> Track Dorian with the WESH 2 News app

Dorian’s slower westward path is forecast to continue for the next day or two, before making a gradual turn to the northwest.

The hurricane should move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts Dorian to be 40 to 50 miles off the Florida coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, with hurricane-force wind speeds extending about 35 miles to the west. But that’s just one point that forecasters have to choose to place the monstrous storm that packed 185 mph winds on Sunday. It could be within 100 miles of that point , which is why the hurricane center uses – and emphasizes – a shaded cone of uncertainty and much of the Florida coast is in that cone

The storm’s forecast path has shifted slightly to the west for South Florida areas, but remains unchanged for Central Florida. If the track stays as it is, Central Florida will feel impacts Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

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ALL WARNINGS & WATCHES IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

  • Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Islands
  • Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Brevard County Line

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

  • Andros Island
  • North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet
  • Volusia/Brevard County line to the Flagler/Volusia County line

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for

  • North of Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • North of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach
  • Lake Okeechobee

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:

  • Lantana to the Volusia/Brevard County line

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:

  • North of Deerfield Beach to Lantana
  • Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Flagler/Volusia County Line
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Orlando International Airport has decided to keep operations running on Monday. The airport decided to change its plan on Saturday, which originally had the airport halting commercial flight operations Monday starting at 2 a.m.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has delayed a mandatory evacuation order for people living in the barrier islands, low-lying and flood-prone areas, mobile homes, and anyone with disabilities.

The mandatory evacuation was originally slated to go into effect at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Officials are now calling for evacuations to begin at 8 a.m. Monday.

To help ease congestion with evacuees leaving the southeast coast of Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. DeSantis announced that he has suspended tolls on select roads across the state.

The Division of Emergency Management reported nearly 28,000 utility line workers, tree crews and support staff have been staged in the state in advance of the storm.

The state also has been grappling with trying to make sure motorists have access to gasoline.

“We’re continuing to monitor the fuel situation, there are not currently fuel shortages,” DeSantis said. “I think you’ve seen a decline in demand for fuel in Miami-Dade (County) based on the change of this cone.”