Hurricane Dorian could be a CAT 4 as it approaches Florida


CHAMPION WITH THE VERY LATEST. >>FLORIDA’S COAST WILL LOOK LIKE THAT UNTIL WE GET THOSE WINDS. THE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE FELT BY THE TIME WE GET INTO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM THE BAHAMAS INTO FLORIDA. BEFORE WE LOOK AT THIS STORM LET’S TALK BRIEFLY WHAT A CAT 4 MEANS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES BUT IT’S MORE THAN JUST ROOF DAMAGE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO WALLS, EXTERIORS OF BUILDINGS, PARTICULARLY FRAME HOMES. THEN TREES ARE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. POWER POLES ARE DOWN AT THAT . IN A CAT 4. POWER OUTAGES CAN LAST FOR WEEKS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT REAL CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE WITH A 4. REMEMBER, IT’S THE SECOND HIGHEST LEVEL WE GO. ONLY A 5 IS A BIGGER STORM THAN THIS STORM. NOW, EARLY THIS MORNING WE WERE WATCHING THIS, AND WE TALKED TO YOU, THAT WATT GO THROUGH RAPID INTENSIFICATION OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS. WE’VE GOT A WELL FORMED STORM. IT’S GOT A NICE SWIRL. THE STORMS ARE LINED UP AROUND THE CENTER. THE ONLY THING WE’RE LOOKING FOR IS THAT BIG STADIUMESQUE IN THE EYE, AND THAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN WE GET TO A CAT 2 AND CAT 3 STORM. USUALLY THAT’S NICELY FORMED PARTICULARLY IN THE OPEN OCEAN WHERE THERE’S NOTHING TO STUSHT FROM SPIRALING ON. WE HAVE THIS THING AS A 3 FOR QUITE SOME TIME A, THEN DEVELOPING AS 4 BEFORE IT MOVES ACROSS THE BAHAMAS, AND A 4 MONDAY AT 9:00 A.M. JUST BEFORE IT MAKES LANDFALL. ALL OF FLORIDA, EVERY INCH OF FLORIDA SHOULD BE WATCHING THIS STORE. I’M NOT

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