L’huracà Dorian podria colpejar Florida com a huracà de categoria 5

La tempesta, actualment de categoria 1 amb vents de 137 Km/h  i pluges intenses, s’espera que creixi com un monstre durant els pròxims dos dies i que almenys arribi a la categoria 4, cosa que significa que va a  més de 230 km /h. Es convertiria en una categoria 5 si la velocitat del vent supera els 253 km/h

Amb la previsió que el  Dorian que passi per sobre l’aigua extremadament càlida del Gulf Stream,  hem de preocupar-nos que la categoria 5 estigui a la taula abans d’arribar a la costa dels Estats Units”. El meteoròleg sènior d’AccuWeather, Alex Sosnowski, ho va advertir dijous.

Tot i que s’espera que Dorian arribi a Florida, els pronòstics poden ser una mica imprevisible. No s’ha identificat exactament on toparà la terra, que podria estar en qualsevol punt d’un tram de 500 milles entre les claus de Florida i la costa sud de Geòrgia.

El governador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, va anomenar la tempesta “un punt d’incertesa que s’estén a tot l’estat”.

El governador, que va declarar dimecres un estat d’excepció al llarg de les parts orientals i centrals del seu estat, va ampliar la declaració a tots els 67 comtats de Florida aquest dijous.

Va advertir als residents que  estiguessin preparats per al pitjor.

“El moment d’actuar és ara”, va dir DeSantis en roda de premsa dijous. “No espereu fins que sigui massa tard. Si us heu preparat i no acabeu afectant, no hi ha cap mal, cap falta. “

“Però si no us prepareu i us ve afectat, pot ser una cosa difícil de recuperar”, va dir.

Projeccions actuals per la ruta de l’huracà Dorian
Projeccions actuals per la ruta de l’huracà Dorian

Va instar els residents a tenir set dies de subministraments a mà.

La gent s’ha precipitat a ferreteries i minoristes per a la millora de la llar per contraxapar les seves cases amb la tempesta.

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Florida residents picked store shelves clean and lined up at gas stations Thursday as Hurricane Dorian barreled toward the state’s east coast — with meteorologists fearing it could become a Category 5 storm by the time it makes landfall Sunday.

The storm, currently a Category 1 with 85-mph winds and heavy rains, is expected to grow into a monsterover the next two days and at least reach Category 4 — which means gales of more than 130 mph.

It would become a Category 5 if wind speeds surpass 157 mph.

“With Dorian forecast to pass over extremely warm water of the Gulf Stream, where cooled, up-welled water is rapidly replaced by more warm water, you have to be concerned that a category 5 is on the table before reaching the US coast,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski warned Thursday.

Although Dorian is expected to hit Florida, forecasters caution it remains somewhat unpredictable. They haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly where it will hit land, which could be anywhere within a 500-mile stretch between the Florida Keys and Georgia’s southern coast.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the storm “a cone of uncertainty that stretches the entire state.”

Enlarge ImageA building is boarded up in South Miami Beach in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.

A building is boarded up in South Miami Beach in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.AFP/Getty Images

The governor, who declared a state of emergency along his state’s eastern and central portions on Wednesday, extended the declaration to all of Florida’s 67 counties on Thursday.

He cautioned residents to expect power outages and flooding when Dorian does hit, and to be prepared for the worst.

”The time to act is now,” DeSantis said at a press conference Thursday. “Do not wait until it’s too late. If you’ve prepared and then don’t end up getting affected, no harm, no foul.”

“But if you don’t prepare and you are affected, that may be something that is difficult to recover from,” he said.

Enlarge ImageCurrent projections for Hurricane Dorian's path
Current projections for Hurricane Dorian’s path

He urged residents to have seven days of supplies on hand.

Shoppers rushed to hardware stores and home improvement retailers for plywood to shore up their homes with the storm bearing down.

Dorian was 330 miles east of the Bahamas Thursday evening, and was expected to reach the southeastern end of the archipelago overnight.

The storm largely spared Puerto Rico earlier in the week when it veered northward before striking the US territory, but it left heavy flooding in its wake.

Downpours from the tail of the hurricane submerged cars and homes along coastal areas in Puerto Rico, with the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood warning for eastern portions of the island.

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Enlarge ImageResidents wait in line to get gas in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in Winter Springs, Florida.
Residents wait in line to get gas in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in Winter Springs, Florida.Getty Images