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Rolling Stones Reschedule Miami Gardens Concert for Hurricane Dorian

Rolling Stones Reschedule Miami Gardens Concert for Hurricane Dorian

Dorian gained power late on Thursday night, jumping from 85 miles per hour (137 kmh) to 105 miles per hour (165 kmh) and with higher wind gusts, making it a Category 2 storm on the 5-step Saffir-Simpson scale for measuring hurricane intensity. The good news is that it will likely avoid all of the Caribbean and Atlantic islands, avoiding direct impact to the Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas.

Dorian was predicted to have winds reaching 209 km per hour in 72 hours, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

In a video posted this morning, Trump said Dorian initially appeared to be a small storm but has grown quickly over the past day. Sheila Guerra loads cases of bottled water into her auto at a Wal-Mart Super Store in preparation for Hurricane Dorian on August 29, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the whole of the state.

"The winds seem to be building at a tremendous rate".

Georgia - another southeastern state potentially in the storm's path - followed suit for 12 counties.

More news: Risk increasing for Carolinas as ‘catastrophic’ Hurricane Dorian moves west, experts say

"With Hurricane Dorian strengthening, I have sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he declare a pre-landfall disaster for all of Florida's 67 counties".

Governors of USA states of Florida and Georgia declared state of emergency in their respective states Thursday as the powerful Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit the region in the days ahead. Police said an 80-year-old man in the town of Bayamon died after he fell trying to climb to his roof to clear it of debris ahead of the storm.

After making landfall, Dorian was forecast to linger over central Florida on Tuesday, according to the NHC.

The biggest hurricane to have come ashore in the area in recent history was Jeanne in 2004, which made landfall around Port St. Lucie as a Category 3 storm. It is possible parts of Florida could see up to two full days of tropical storm conditions from Dorian.

The Universal Orlando Resort theme park, owned by Comcast Corp, said it was following the approaching storm closely.

The University of Central Florida, one of the largest USA universities by student population, said its main campus in Orlando would close on Friday afternoon. "The trajectory of this storm remains uncertain, and this declaration will provide us with the necessary resources to ensure the state is fully prepared", DeSantis said.


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