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The National Hurricane Center has issued both a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico. Tropical Storm Dorian is moving through the Windward Islands. As of 8 AM EST Tuesday, the storm recorded winds of 50 mph with an expectation to strengthen as it moves toward Puerto Rico.
As of now, uncertainty remains high. Wind and rain impacts are possible in Florida later this week.
This story will continue to be updated…
- Register for your community’s alert system.
- Know your zone. Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area by contacting your local government/emergency management office or by checking the evacuation zones.
- Review your insurance policies.
- Secure your home. Cover all windows with either permanent storm shutters or marine plywood. Secure all water pipes throughout your property to prevent water damage.
- If your area is advised to evacuate, have a plan of where you will go and how to get there. Local evacuation routes will be available from your local emergency management agency.
- If you are not ordered to evacuate, take refuge in a small interior room. Stay away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
- Create an emergency communication plan for your household.
- Follow the instructions issued by local officials.