State of Emergency, Hurricane Warnings Issued for Florida’s East Coast as Hurricane Isaias Nears

Hurricane Isaias continues to make its way towards the east coast of Florida. As of the latest 5:00 PM advisory, a State of Emergency as well as Hurricane Watches and Warnings have been issued for several counties along the east coast of Florida. While the path for the Category 1-2 hurricane does not directly impact Orlando as of yet, Central Florida could still experience Hurricane conditions throughout the weekend.

Hurricane conditions are expected along the Florida east coast as early as tonight in South Florida, with the possibility of high winds, heavy rain, storm surge, and flash flooding possible through early next week.

The National Weather Service is encouraging residents and visitors to monitor the status of the system, and check their hurricane kits and emergency supplies now.

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando’s Hurricane Policy states that a Hurricane Watch or Warning must be issued for cancellation or change fees to be waived. You can check for any further updates from the National Hurricane Center here, and read up on Walt Disney World’s hurricane policy here.

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