Updated 09/03/19 – As of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian had been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, with sustained winds of 110mph. All of Florida is under a state of emergency and authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies. More than 20 million Americans could feel the storm’s impact within a few days.
As of 11 a.m. ET Dorian is moving at 2 mph towards the west and the core was some 45 miles north of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, and about 105 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida, the center said.
As of Tuesday at 11 p.m there will be curfew in place until 6 a.m and this will be in place for the next days.
As we keep a close eye on tracking Storm Dorian, we are offering the following guidance for our guests in preparation.
- Charge your cell/mobile phones up fully. If you do not have a portable charger then consider investing and keep this fully charged too.
- Stock up on tinned and ambient food that does not require cooking. There will most likely be a power outage. Keep a stock that will last up to 7 days.
- Stock up on bottled/filtered water as much as you can. The water supply may be cut off.
- Have a flashlight handy and test for battery power.
- Always stay indoors during a hurricane, because strong winds will blow things around. You should find an area in the middle of the house, away from external doors and windows. A large closet is advisable. Remain in the downstairs area of the house.
- If travel arrangements are due to take place from Sunday and are likely to be affected by the hurricane, check with your travel insurance provider what arrangements you may need to make. Be prepared.
- If emergency managers say to evacuate, then do so immediately. You should ensure your vehicle(s) is filled with gas.
As we are a partner of Experience Kissimmee they are sending useful information and updates, please see the most recent communication below. “We are in close communication with the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). As our community watches the approach of Hurricane Dorian, the OEM has asked us to gather lodging information for potential evacuees from Florida’s east coast. If you haven’t done so already, you can complete the Lodging Information form on the link below as soon as possible and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lodging Information Form
More updates to follow.