Hurricane Dorian is picking up speed as it gradually moves away from Grand Bahama Island. The National Hurricane Center's latest advisory shows the Category 2 storm is now tracking to the northwest at about five miles per hour. Dorian is packing sustained winds near 110 miles per hour as it slowly moves north. Forecasters expect the hurricane to move dangerously close to Florida's east coast late today through Wednesday evening.
Residents in Savannah, Georgia are preparing to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Dorian. People are lining up outside of shelters in multiple locations throughout Georgia as Dorian barrels towards the coast. Savannah is providing a total of 56 charter buses to relocate evacuees away from the coast, and major highway reversals are helping to ease traffic from evacuees driving out of the city. Governor Brian Kemp has issued a mandatory evacuation order for six counties ahead of the Category Two storm.
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