It’s the strongest hurricane to hit the island chain on record, forcing residents to seek shelter from “catastrophic” winds, rain and potentially 20-foot storm surge. Despite earlier fears, forecasters believe it will then veer north, its eye perhaps missing mainland Florida. But in briefing President Donald Trump, National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned that even from offshore, Dorian could cause significant damage.
Where is it headed? Its anticipated right turn would make it skirt the coast, causing heavy rains, wind and flooding in Florida by late Monday, then linger over the Carolinas Wednesday and Thursday. With some luck, it could keep turning and churn back into the Atlantic.