HURRICANE DORIAN FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS
**UPDATE 8/30/19 9:00AM – HURRICANE DORIAN NOW A CATEGORY 2
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 110MPH
As of the latest update at 5:00 AM from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian currently a Category 1, with 85 mph max sustained winds is expected to strengthen to a Major Hurricane over the next couple of days.
What it will do after landfall is the true question, Will it go back out to the gulf and re-intensify? or head north into Georgia. These questions are yet to be answered due to the the uncertainty with the forecast track. How ever as we move closer to landfall forecasters are confident the picture will become clear.
We reached out to area emergency managers in efforts to see how they are preparing for Hurricane Dorian if it was to make its way into South Georgia. Jennifer Sheler, PIO/EMA Admin for Worth County Fire/Rescue EMA gave the following statement.
“At this time, Worth County is attending all webinars, watching closely as to what the National Hurricane Center and the NWS Tallahassee Office is predicting and recommending at this time. We will continue to post updates on social media for County residents and anyone who would like information is welcome to follow our Facebook page. We recommend that folks listen to official channels, and prepare accordingly. Finalize all hurricane kits and emergency plans. Currently, we are also taking stock what supplies the County has for residents, and determining what additional resources might be needed IF it looks like our area will have impacts from Hurricane Dorian. “