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UPDATE 9-4-2019 8 AM: Category 2 Hurricane Dorian – Moving Away North-Northwest at 8 MPH. Phase V Re-Entry in Effect for Palm Beach

The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued south of Jupiter Inlet, Florida.

The Hurricane Watch from Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet has been discontinued.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet

UPDATE 9-4-2019 8:00 AM: At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 79.6 West. Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a northwest or north-northwest motion is expected through this morning. A turn toward the north is forecast by this evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning. On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight. The center of Dorian is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is expected during the next couple of days. However, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km). The NOAA automated station at St. Augustine Beach, Florida, recently reported sustained winds of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a wind gust of 59 mph (94 km/h).

The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 964 mb (28.47 inches).

A Town of Palm Beach Update: “Palm Beach is currently within the cone of uncertainty for the storm’s path. Residents and business owners should take Dorian’s potential path seriously and take the necessary steps to be prepared for a potential landfall as a hurricane. Visit the Town’s hurricane preparedness page on our website for helpful planning resources.”

NHC hurricane specialist John Cangialosi said “Users are reminded not to focus on the exact forecast points as the average 5-day track error is around 200 miles,” he said.

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The Palm Beach Civic Association has a new partnership with WPTV-NBC5 to help Palm Beachers know what it going on with storms. The video above is from their broadcast. 

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Town Hurricane Preparedness Voluntary ID Cards & Out-Of-State Resident ID Cards

TOWN OF PALM BEACH NEWS RELEASE — The Town of Palm Beach Police Department is reminding businesses, residential employees, contractors and landscapers that while Town ID cards are not required, it is recommended that all new and renewal cards be obtained before a storm emergency occurs.

ID Cards will make it easier to return to the island in a timely manner.  If a storm is projected as a direct hit to southeast Florida, the Town of Palm Beach Police Crime Scene Unit will cease issuing ID cards two days before landfall.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)

Hurricane Dorian update: Storm could be near Cat 4 strength at Florida’s coast   (Palm Beach Daily News)