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Dorian now 'major' hurricane, 10 million in crosshairs in Florida

Christian Fernsby |
Dorian remains a Category 3 hurricane as it moves toward Florida.

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The track remains the same, but Hurricane Dorian continues to intensify. Dorian is expanding and will continue to gain strength during the afternoon and evening.

There is still a chance that Dorian will strengthen into a Category 5 storm as it hits the east coast of Florida at some point Monday morning.

Dorian has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph.

An increasingly dangerous Hurricane Dorian menaced a corridor of some 10 million people as it steamed toward Florida with the potential to become the most powerful storm to hit the state’s east coast in nearly 30 years.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is monitoring Hurricane Dorian closely and preparing FAA facilities and equipment (PDF) along the southeast coast of Florida to withstand potential damage so flights can quickly resume after the storm passes.

Travelers should check with their airlines before heading to the airport for a flight to or from the southeast coast of Florida.

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