Hurricane Warnings In Effect For Florida Coast

The National Hurricane Center predicts that Hurricane Dorian will move "dangerously close to the Florida east coast" this week. Dorian is a category five hurricane with winds of 185 miles an hour. It's about 175 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. The Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast from Jupiter Inlet north of West Palm Beach to the Volusia-Brevard County line. Forecasters say parts of the Florida coast could see storm surge of up to seven feet, coupled with rainfall of up to nine inches.

As Hurricane Dorian churns toward the southeastern U.S. Florida Senator Rick Scott is being assured FEMA funds will be available. The former Florida governor tells CNN's State of the Union the White House "convinced him" that there will be funds to cover the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to the Category 5 hurricane. Scott said he received the assurances despite the Trump administration announcement that it would transfer millions of dollars out of the agency's Disaster Relief Fund toward immigration policies.

Map: Courtesy National Hurricane Center

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