PHOTOS: Preparations Underway at Walt Disney World as Hurricane Dorian Dubbed “Biggest Since Hurricane Andrew” by Forecasters
We’ve been following Hurricane Dorian since it was still a wee Tropical Storm, but since then, things have taken a turn for the worst. In our latest Dorian update, forecasters warned of an imminent central Florida impact as Hurricane Dorian intensified to a Category 2 hurricane. Latest updates indicate that while the hurricane is traveling slowly, it will intensify to a Category 3 hurricane before finally increasing to a Category 4 just before landfall.
As far as it pertains to Orlando and Walt Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel, the storm’s current path has it making landfall north of West Palm Beach on Tuesday morning as a dangerously strong Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph and gusts up to 160 mph.
The storm would then move inland and slowly make its way toward Central Florida. It’s projected to move right over downtown Orlando by Wednesday morning as a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph and gusts up to 90 mph.
Over at Walt Disney World, preparations are already underway at various parks:
Hurricane preparations are happening around the entrance of the Magic Kingdom. A crew is currently working to secure the construction site fencing outside the park. pic.twitter.com/EEvaA0121H