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Hurricane Dorian spares Puerto Rico, state of emergency declared in Florida

2019-08-29T02:49:58.119Z

The island of Puerto Rico has been relatively preserved by the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which is now continuing its route to Florida.



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A satellite image shows Hurricane Dorian not far from Puerto Rico, Wednesday August 28, 2019. HO / NOAA / RAMMB / AFP

The island of Puerto Rico has been relatively preserved by the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which is now continuing its route to Florida.

More fear than harm for Puerto Rico, still traumatized by Hurricane Maria who ravaged the territory two years ago. Heavy rains carried by dangerous winds hit the island, but according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Dorian started to move away from the island. The alert has been raised.

Hurricane #Dorian Advisory 18A: Dorian Continues to Move Away From Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc

National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 29, 2019

" The threat has already passed, " said Governor Wanda Vazquez at a press conference. She announced that schools and local governments would normally reopen on Thursday, calling the hurricane a " real drill " to assess the island's ability to respond to this type of disaster.

The hurricane is now continuing in the Caribbean. In recent hours, its intensity has only grown. With winds of 130km / h, Dorian is now a category one hurricane out of five on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

And it should get stronger in the next few days. Eyes are now turning to Florida where a state of emergency has been declared as the cyclone approaches to ensure that it is " fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian, " Governor Ron DeSantis said in a statement. communique, inviting residents to " have food, water and medicine for seven days ."

As Hurricane #################################################################### Please continue to follow local reports and @FLSERT for updates. https://t.co/FyQM6wd8er

Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2019

The hurricane is expected to reach the southeastern state of the United States this weekend.

Source: rfi

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