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As of 5PM EST on Wednesday, August 28th Governor Issues State of Emergency

Earlier today Dorian has officially become a Category 1 hurricane right over St. Thomas but now the hurricane path is becoming more clear. It seems the hurricane will become a Category 3 as it potentially approaches the east coast of Florida.

Governor DeSantis Announced:

“Today, I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure Florida is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian. It’s important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely. Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster. I will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian closely with emergency management officials. The state stands ready to support all counties along the coast as they prepare.”

*A state of emergency also protects people from price gouging, like at the gas pumps.*

More information: ABC ACTION NEWS