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Hurricane Dorian: What's new Thursday

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 09:19:14-04

Hurricane Dorian is approaching the east coast of Florida and is forecast to make landfall as a category 4 storm Monday. Here is the latest information coming into our newsroom:

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Thursday, August 29

7:49 p.m.

  • President Trump tweets a video about Hurricane Dorian

5:22 p.m.

  • Hillsborough County declares local state of emergency

5:06 p.m.

  • Citrus County Board of County Commissioners declares local state of emergency

4:43 p.m.

  • Tampa Bay House Rabbit Rescue looking for fosters for bunnies from Florida's east coast. For more details, click here.

4:35 p.m.

  • Georgia Governor declares state of emergency for select counties

4:23 p.m.

3:41 p.m.

  • Florida National Guard begins preparations in anticipation of Dorian. With approximately 12,000 Soldiers and Airmen assigned, the Florida National Guard can activate personnel as needed and directed by the Governor.

3:39 p.m.

  • 16-18 planes being moved from MacDill AFB to McConnell AFB in Kansas ahead of the storm

3:20 p.m.

  • Salvation Army teams on standby as Dorian approaches

2:20 p.m.

  • Governor DeSantis declares a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida

1:44 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

  • Suncoast Animal League asking for fosters for all of their shelter dogs and cats. Head over to the shelter in Palm Harbor to pick up a foster cat or dog for a few days.

11:23 a.m.

  • Stores in the Tampa Bay area drawing huge crowds for supplies like water and gas
Costco line
Walmart empty shelves

11:15 a.m.

  • Pasco County Board of County Commissioners issues Local State of Emergency

11:00 a.m.

  • FSU vs. Boise State game scheduled to be played in Jacksonville has been moved to Tallahassee
  • Residents urged to refill prescription medication in advance

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