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USA: State of emergency declared in 26 counties as Hurricane Dorian approaches

United States, Miami
August 29, 2019 at 23:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in 26 counties along the east coast of the state of Florida on Thursday, as hurricane Dorian approaches the state's coastline. DeSantis confirmed the state of emergency and addressed Floridians while speaking outside the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

DeSantis said the state of emergency will ease a range of issues caused by the storm, and will allow authorities "to get more fuel into the gas stations" as there have been reports of shortages. It will also mobilise the National Guard to assist, with DeSantis saying "the National Guard is going to be on-deck for this."

Nevertheless, the governor urged locals to "be prepared" by being informed of potential evacuation routes and having "seven days of food and medicine, and water as part of your plan."

"The time to act is now, if you haven't acted, act to make preparations, do not wait until it is too late," DeSantis said.

Hurricane Dorian is expected make landfall on the continental United States as a category 3 hurricane over the weekend.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in 26 counties along the east coast of the state of Florida on Thursday, as hurricane Dorian approaches the state's coastline. DeSantis confirmed the state of emergency and addressed Floridians while speaking outside the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

DeSantis said the state of emergency will ease a range of issues caused by the storm, and will allow authorities "to get more fuel into the gas stations" as there have been reports of shortages. It will also mobilise the National Guard to assist, with DeSantis saying "the National Guard is going to be on-deck for this."

Nevertheless, the governor urged locals to "be prepared" by being informed of potential evacuation routes and having "seven days of food and medicine, and water as part of your plan."

"The time to act is now, if you haven't acted, act to make preparations, do not wait until it is too late," DeSantis said.

Hurricane Dorian is expected make landfall on the continental United States as a category 3 hurricane over the weekend.

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