Hurricane Dorian Strengthens Before Hitting Florida

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Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The sandbags are being offered in advance of Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to likely hit Florida. Orange County residents may get up to 10 sandbags at the location. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 3 major storm and is still gathering strength as it moves toward Florida, where it could make landfall as soon as late Monday as a Category 4 hurricane.

All of Florida is under a state of emergency and authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies.”It’s going to impact the entirety of Florida, and residents need to be prepared,” Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor said Friday morning on CNN’s “New Day.” “So, take the time now … to understand what your local risk is.”

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