Hurricane

Dorian could become 9th hurricane with 140 mph winds to strike Florida

(ABC News)- Now forecast to approach Florida with winds of 140 mph, Dorian, should it make landfall at those wind speeds, would become just the ninth hurricane to do so, dating back to 1851. States of emergency have been issued in Florida and in Georgia as residents scramble to acquire supplies before Dorian, which strengthened into a Category 2 overnight into…

Hurricane Michael upgraded, may hit as Category 3

The tropical storm that is headed toward Florida has been officially upgraded to Hurricane Michael after strengthening overnight. The National Hurricane Center announced the upgrade at 11 a.m. Monday, forecasting that the storm will become a Category 3 hurricane when it makes landfall Wednesday afternoon. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 counties on Sunday. The…

SC Emergency Officials making sure State is prepared for Hurricane Season

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State emergency officials are making sure South Carolina is prepared should a major hurricane hit our coast. On Thursday, South Carolina Emergency Management and the SC Highway Patrol and SC DOT conducted a lane reversal exercise along I-77  and I-26. Traffic was not affected. The exercise simulates evacuation routes in the event of a major storm. Hurricane…