Dorian passes through Central Florida east coast, storm surge warning in effect

By Melissa Potes
EBC Florida Bureau

ORLANDO, FL. (Eagle News) – According to the most recent alert from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian, now a category two storm, will make its closest approach to east central Florida tonight, Tuesday, September 3rd, into early Wednesday morning.

A storm surge warning and hurricane warning are in effect for coastal regions while inland regions remain under a tropic storm warning.

Winds are expected to be between 35-45 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 miles per hour. While in some areas storm surge may reach three to five feet above ground, rain continues to be steady and heavy at times with the potential for localized flooding.

The Orlando International Airport remains closed and local school will remain closed through Wednesday.

(Eagle News Service)