DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced early Thursday afternoon he is expanding the state of emergency to include all 67 counties throughout the state.
The initial executive order included just the counties along the east coast — 26 in total.
“The reason is, if you look at different possible tracks for this thing, it is possible you could have impacts even in northwest Florida,” DeSantis said, adding, “We want to make sure that every county has the resources they need to be prepared.”
But Dorian’s unpredictable path has all of Florida and parts of the east coast on high alert.
Forecasters are warning it could be a Category 4 storm with winds over 130 miles an hour before landfall.
The current track shows the entire Florida peninsula in the strike zone, but concern stretches from the Keys through the Carolinas.
Residents are taking action, stocking up on water, food and gasoline, heeding the lessons learned when three hurricanes hit Florida over the last three years.
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