"It should be noted that the new forecast track does not preclude Dorian making landfall on the Florida coast, as large portions of the coast remain in the track cone of uncertainty", the center cautioned on Saturday. Updated forecast tracks early Saturday morning suggest the hurricane's landfall could still happen in Florida, or could occur in Georgia or SC.
On Florida's east coast, where Dorian's winds are expected to begin hitting on Monday morning, items ranging from bottled water to plywood were being bought as quickly as they could be restocked. 4 storm through the weekend.
Only one in five Florida nursing homes plans to rely on deliveries of temporary generators to keep their air conditioners running if Dorian knocks out power, a state agency said on Friday, short of the standard set by a law passed after a dozen people died in a sweltering nursing home after 2017's Hurricane Irma.
Forecasters expect Dorian, packing 150 miles per hour (240 kph) winds, to hit the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday before curving upward.
Global hurricane models Saturday track the storm moving farther east than earlier predictions, with the center staying offshore. Meanwhile, according to the National Hurricane Center, a hurricane warning remains in effect for the northwestern Bahamas.
Florida authorities have not ordered mass evacuations but some counties told residents of barrier islands, mobile homes and low-lying areas to flee beginning Sunday - though those orders could change.
Most were coming from Sweeting Cay, a fishing town of a few hundred people that is about 5 feet (1.5 meters) above sea level and was expected to be left completely underwater.
It closed for the first time in response to Hurricane Floyd in September 1999, and it also closed for the day shortly after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
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Dorian is also 385 miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida. Hurricane Dorian could dump huge amounts of rain over parts of those areas.
"You can look at a little bit of a movement to the west and all of a sudden we're looking at a much different scenario, " DeSantis said at a 9 a.m. briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center. "2, with proof of residency or a valid ID from the Florida counties under voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders", the theme park said in a Facebook post. During the past 12 hours, the storm has undergone a process known as rapid intensification, with its central pressure continuing to drop and its top winds continuing to strengthen.
A powerful Hurricane Dorian could hit next week anywhere along the southeastern United States coast, with landfall projected at this point somewhere in the Carolinas.
NASA is also close by and the USA space agency said it was moving an enormous mobile rocket launcher from a launch pad into a vehicle assembly building to protect it from the storm.
State emergencies are declared by executive order of the SC governor.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned Floridians not to let their guard down.
People walk on the beach at the Cocoa Beach Pier while a cruise ship leaves Port Canaveral ahead of the approaching Hurricane Dorian, on August 30, 2019 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. "While this storm is possibly days away from impacting us, we urge residents to remain alert to reliable news sources".