It looks like Hurricane Dorian might become an infamous “Labor Day Hurricane” which will most likely devastate a large part of the state: right now Dorian in scheduled to make landfall just east of Lake Okeechobee and then turn north towards Orlando-Gainesville. See for yourself:
Keep in mind that these tracks just show the statistical center of the “cone of uncertainty” and don’t pay too much attention to the track. The general movement of the hurricane is, however, probably correct.
Dorian is pretty small. This is both bad and good. It is bad because small hurricanes tend to rotate faster (Hurricane Andrew anybody?), but it is also good because the hurricane-force-winds field is pretty small (right now at 35 miles in each direction from the center, but that will probably grow.
My family and I will be evacuating towards a strongly-built hotel not too far from where we live. We should be okay. As for the rest…
Dorian will probably be even more devastating than Hurricane Charley in 2004 and there will be chaos everywhere: gridlocked roads, power-grids down, empty stores, fights at gas stations, etc.
And just to make things worse, Dorian is also going to slow down after making landfall.
I will be busy protecting my family, praying that I still have a home come Thursday and “hunkering down” as the Floridian expression goes.
Starting today the blogs goes into a minimal mode until at least Thursday Sept 5th.
As of right now I have 81 emails to answer and I simply cannot do that (I am busy packing our belongings and preparing the house). So, unfortunately, I have to ask you to:
If you have sent me an email and not received a reply, please email me again after Thursday Sept 5th.
Other than that – I ask for your patience, understanding and prayers.
Signing off with hugs and cheers to all,