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Tropical Storm Dorian

As predicted, Hurricane Dorian is now a major hurricane, reaching Category 4 strength Friday night while slowly making its way west toward a wary Florida.

All 67 Florida counties are now under an emergency order as the state awaits a powerful hit, likely early next week, from Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian strengthened late Wednesday night, and that is expected to continue as the National Hurricane Center says the storm could become a Category 4 storm as it tracks toward the Florida coastline with an anticipated landfall on Monday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
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Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for Florida counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian, which is currently forecast to make landfall as a powerful Category 3 storm late this weekend.

Dorian has strengthened into a hurricane near St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and could become a Category 3 storm when it makes its projected landfall in Florida late Sunday night or early Monday.

Gas pump in Jacksonville, Florida.
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As Labor Day approaches, gas prices are near the lowest level of the summer. And even with the threat of Tropical Storm Dorian, AAA officials say they are not expected to rise.

Florida is in the forecast track as Tropical Storm Dorian continues to move northwest.
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Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to be near hurricane strength before making landfall there on Wednesday on a track toward Florida’s east coast by this weekend.