'Absolute Monster' Hurricane Dorian Gains Strength as Florida Braces for Hit

A view of the waves near the beach during the approach of Hurricane Dorian

A view of the waves near the beach during the approach of Hurricane Dorian

Trump, who returned to the White House on Monday after the G7 summit in France, announced that Vice President Mike Pence would take his place for the trip to Warsaw, meant to mark the beginning 80 years ago of World War Two.

Mr. Trump has special ties to the Sunshine State.

Trump, who has properties including the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, a politically important state for his 2020 re-election bid, also warned Floridians to get ready.

Along Florida's Atlantic coast, local governments began distributing sandbags, shoppers rushed to stock up on food, plywood and other emergency supplies at supermarkets and hardware stores, and motorists topped off their fuel tanks and filled gasoline cans.

Dorian forecast to become highly dangerous Category 4 hurricane, heading towards Florida

Dorian is expected to pick up steam as it pushes into warm waters with favorable winds, Mr. McNoldy said.

"This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods", forecasters said.

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida expanded the state of emergency declaration he issued for 26 counties Wednesday to one that covers all of the 67 counties in the state "due to Hurricane Dorian's uncertain projected path". "We're prepared for a big response", Byard mentioned.

On the Kennedy Area Heart at Cape Canaveral, NASA determined to maneuver indoors the cell launch platform for its new mega rocket below improvement.

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The hurricane season sometimes peaks between mid-August and late October.

Trump yet again accused journalists of spreading fake news during the G7 when media reported that his administration was looking into the use of nuclear weapons to dispel hurricanes.

If, as expected, the storm reaches Category 4 over the weekend, its winds will blow at more than 210km/h. It was blamed for over 400 deaths.

Several hundred customers were without power across Puerto Rico, said Angel Figueroa, president of a utility workers union.

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Angela Johnson, a 39-year-old bar manager in South Florida, said: "We're anxious".

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