Governor Ron DeSantis declares State of Emergency for much of Florida due to Hurricane Dorian

Aug 28, 2019 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Hurricane Dorian

Governor Ron DeSantis declares State of Emergency for much of Florida, including the theme park counties of Orange and Osceola.

Latest forecasts show Hurricane Dorian making land fall as a major Category 3 storm, and continuing to travel across Central Florida as a hurricane.

“Today, I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure Florida is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian,” said Governor DeSantis. “It’s important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely. Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster. I will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian closely with emergency management officials. The state stands ready to support all counties along the coast as they prepare.”

“Because of the uncertainty in the track of this storm, every resident along the East Coast needs to be ready,” said Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz. “As updates come out, it’s important that Floridians continue to pay attention to media and local officials as the track of this storm has been changing and can continue to change rapidly. By having an Executive Order in place and by activating the State Emergency Operations Center to a Level 2, we are fully prepared to support any community that might be impacted.”

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Article Posted: Aug 28, 2019 / 6:09pm ET