Global & Disaster Medicine

FEMA SitRep, 9/1/2019



• Dorian is a dangerous Category 5 hurricane, capable of causing life threatening storm surge, extensive wind damage, and heavy rain from FL through eastern GA and coastal SC and NC • Although the exact NHC track forecast lies east of the Florida peninsula, a track closer to the coast or even a landfall remains a possibility late Monday through Tuesday night

Potential Impacts –Southeastern U.S.

• Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash floods possible across coastal sections of the Southeast o Coastal Carolinas: 5-10 inches, isolated 15 inches o Atlantic coast from the FL Peninsula through GA: 2-4 inches, isolated 6 inches • Surf: Large swells will affect the southeastern U.S. coast during the next few days; likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions

Local Preparations/Response

• FL EOC: Full Activation o Governor declared a state of emergency; National Guard fully activated o Mandatory evacuation delayed until September 2 for Brevard and Martin counties o Voluntary evacuations for Glades, Hendry, Martin, Palm Beach, Osceola, and St. Lucie counties o Airports:  FL airports closed to commercial flights only: Vero Beach and Daytona Beach  Orlando-Melbourne International Airport will close at 6:00 p.m. September 2 o Ports: Miami, Key West, and Port Canaveral open with restrictions; all other ports open • Seminole Tribe of Florida EOC: Partial Activation; Tribal Chief declared state

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