At 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center (“NHC”) announced a Hurricane Watch from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet. All of Miami-Dade County has been cleared by the NHC to be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. TRAX does NOT expect to be activating the Secondary EOC.
The Secondary EOC will be available for (short-term) Hurricane relief for any employees living in Broward County that need to evacuate or are affected by Hurricane Dorian. Contact the EVP for access. As of now, HQ is set to reopen on Tuesday at 8am.
The center of the storm was about 170 miles east of Great Abaco in the Bahamas and about 355 miles east of West Palm Beach.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 150 mph and it is moving slowly to the west at 8 mph.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet.
Dorian is forecast to continue a slower westward motion into early next week. On this track, the core of Dorian should move over the Atlantic well north of the southeastern and central Bahamas Saturday, be near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and move near the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday.
Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.