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Florida residents stock up on gas as 'absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian expected to hit at Category 4

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Florida residents stock up on gas as 'absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian expected to hit at Category 4

Florida residents stock up on gas as 'absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian expected to hit at Category 4

The trepidatious moment is captured as Floridians stock up on gas Friday (August 30) in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which some predict could be the biggest in 30 years.

Hurricane Dorian continued tearing through the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning with the potential to blast into Florida as a monster storm with 130 mph winds on Labor Day.

“I think there's a pretty high degree of certainty that this is going to be a major hurricane,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in a news conference from the state emergency operations center in Tallahassee.

He said residents should prepare for a “multiday event," having already declared a state of emergency as of Thursday.

Dorian’s trek toward the Bahamas and the Sunshine State slowed overnight and could become a “prolonged, drawn-out event,” the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m.

Advisory.

Forecasters warned that the center of the storm may pause at sea before it makes landfall at the tail end of the holiday weekend — leaving its outermost portions to potentially drench Florida with heaps of rain.

The hurricane strengthened to a Category 2 storm early Friday with sustained winds of 105 mph and is expected to become a Category 3 storm before striking the Bahamas sometime on Sunday.

By 7 a.m., the storm was moving northwest at about 12 mph.

Most of the island nation has been put under hurricane watch, including its capital, Nassau.


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