While Dorian, the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began and the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds up to 180mph, continues to move slowly westwards, Florida airport reopened today.
The latest news wire updates report that landfall is still a distinct possibility in Florida on Tuesday as some forecast models see the storm shifting west. The storm is then expected to turn northward and move up the Florida coast.
On Wednesday the storm will continue to produce hurricane-force winds as it heads north, where it could continue to weaken. There will be an increasing risk of strong winds and dangerous storm surges along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Flooding rainfall is expected to continue from southern Florida into Georgia.
By Thursday: Dorian is expected to make its closest approach to the Carolina coast, with the distinct possibility that the storm will make landfall.
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and if there are any further changes to our operations, we will let you know.