Forecasters warned, too, that the storm's slow movement could subject the state to a drawn-out pummeling from wind, storm surge and heavy rain.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the risk of "strong winds and life-threatening storm surge" will increase along the Georgia and SC coasts by the middle of next week. While landfall is possible along the East Coast from Florida to the Carolinas, many models project it staying just off Florida's coast Tuesday, then skirting the coasts of Georgia and North and SC, with any landfall as yet uncertain.
Millions of people in Florida have been in the changing potential path of the hurricane.
"I just filled up my vehicle with gas and will fill the bathtub with water", she said, "but I'm not going to put up hurricane shutters until I'm sure we're getting a direct hit". Disney World and Orlando's other resorts could be at risk.
"Almost everyone has left, or is leaving today", said Pauline Powell, 26, who was on a family vacation at the Island Seas Resort in Grand Bahama when the storm started barreling towards the area's pristine beaches. "Fuel is flowing, and that's the most important factor", DeHaan said.
The latest projections of the storm's path show a decreased likelihood that Dorian's center will make landfall in Florida.
The White House said Trump's emergency declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. Major airlines began allowing travelers to change their reservations without a fee.
"The National Hurricane Center has removed all of the Florida Keys from the Hurricane Dorian forecast error track providing Keys officials the opportunity Saturday to welcome visitors to travel to the island chain", Andy Newman, spokesman for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, said in a press release.
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As of early Saturday, the Category 4 storm was 340 miles (545 kilometers) east of the northwestern Bahamas and 510 miles (820 kilometers) east of West Palm Beach, Florida.
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In northwestern Bahamas, the forecasters said a "life-threatening" storm surge could raise water levels three to five meters above normal tide levels.
Meteorologist predicted that the storm's wind will weaken to tropical storm force before it hits the eastern counties of the state with sustained winds above 39 miles per hour.
Shoppers wait in line to get two cases of bottled water ‚ the limit per customer, at the Costco store in Altamonte Springs, Fla., Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, as central Florida residents prepare for a possible strike by Hurricane Dorian.
The actor, who frequently stars alongside his friend Adam Sandler, said the hatred of those wishing east Florida suffers a direct hit has devolved them to "become worse than what you hate". One of the most powerful storms ever to hit the USA was on Labor Day 1935.
Some counties in Florida told residents of barrier islands, mobile homes and low-lying areas to expect evacuations in coming days.
"A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or unsafe", the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on October 4, 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 145mph.