Flash flooding is expected today and tonight in Florida, the NHC said. The storm is expected to begin a slow northwestward motion this morning, the advisory said. 2: Hurricane Dorian remains stationary, pummeling Grand Bahama Island, according to the latest NHC advisory. Monday, according to The National Hurricane Center.'The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday,' the advisory said. The storm had maximum sustained winds measured at 150 mph, down 5 mph from the measurement shared by forecasters three hours earlier. Ron De Santis held a news conference Monday morning to update the public on evacuation efforts. 2: Hurricane Dorian is moving slowly over Grand Bahama Island, where it's causing 'catastrophic' conditions, according to the 8 a.m.
Once they get the all clear, supplies like water, hygiene products, batteries, and non perishable foods will be placed on a Pilatus PC12 and Beechcraft Baron 58 plane and will be sent to the islands.
The flights will be launched from Orlando Executive Airport, Daytona Beach Airport, and Saint Augustine Airport.
Forecasters expect Hurricane Dorian to the north by Wednesday evening, and then to the north-northeast by Thursday morning, according to the advisory.
'The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday,' the advisory said Update a.m. 3: Hurricane Dorian is still stationary over the Bahamas, but is expected to begin moving northwest later this morning, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. The storm's effects on the Bahamas have been 'catastrophic,' the Associated Press reported. Coast Guard is deploying officials from Florida's Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to Andros Island, Bahamas, in preparation for hurricane response efforts.
'We're going to be ready for it,' Cooper said, according to WWAY.
Cooper said North Carolina will likely begin to feel Dorian's effects starting Wednesday evening. 3: Hurricane Dorian is beginning to inch northwestward after remaining stationary for several hours over Grand Bahama Island, according to the 8 a.m.Large Bucket trucks were spotted up and down A1A, some crews were working to trim any last trees that might pose a threat to power lines if strong winds knock them over.Others were positioning themselves for the aftermath.At least five people in the Bahamas are reported to have died and 21 people injured, Coast Guard officials told the AP. Officials said they were deploying Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and crews along with health service technicians who will be able to quickly respond to incidents after the storm moves past the islands.“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said. Hurricane Dorian has pounded the Bahamas after making landfall twice Sunday, bringing torrential rains and strong winds.Forecasters said the storm would likely shift to the north.