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Residents Encouraged to Monitor Official Sources for Hurricane Dorian Info
The City of Pensacola encourages residents and visitors to continue to monitor official sources for information about Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to impact a large portion of the state of Florida as a major hurricane early next week.
It is still too early to determine potential impacts to Pensacola, but the latest forecast shows the storm tracking east of the area, with possible tropical storm-force winds forecast to arrive in the western Panhandle Tuesday morning. Residents are reminded to seek out official sources for storm information such as National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, City of Pensacola and Escambia County Emergency Management. A list of resources is included below.
According to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian is currently 595 miles east of West Palm Beach and is moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. The storm is expected to track west toward Florida over the weekend and make landfall on Florida's southeastern coast before taking a turn north up the Florida Peninsula.
Residents are reminded to follow these tips:
Stay informed with these local resources: