The impact of Hurricane Dorian on
Although the storm is more than 1,000 miles away, officials in
The storm strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it hovered over the
By that morning, the
This elevated level is meant for "incidents or special events that have the potential for escalation" and that emergency management personnel are watching the storm and other county or support employees have been notified that they may be called.
The county said the next two days were "critical" and would think about what kinds of protective actions could be put in place, like shelters, levels of service and evacuation orders for the most vulnerable residents.
The school district will be monitoring the weather and has already had an initial meeting regarding the opening of shelters. Expect more detailed information regarding schools and school activities such as football games Thursday after county emergency officials meet again in the morning.
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With the storm still well out in the
Of course, that could change if the storm approaches the
Larson said passengers should check with the airlines they are using for information on flight changes or cancellations.
"Staying in touch with the airline is imperative," said Larson, adding that the airlines, not the airport, will make determinations about changes or cancellations.
If sustained winds reach 40 miles per hour, flights to PBIA will be diverted and no flights will depart from the airport. Larson advised passengers to check the airport's website, pbia.org, for updates.
In addition to urging passengers to check the websites of the airport and any airline they plan to use, Larson said the public should know that the airport will not serve as a storm shelter.
If flights are grounded at the airport and shelters are opened because of Dorian, passengers will be directed to shelters.
Staying on top of storm developments and public safety advisories is key, Larson said.
"We recommend that the traveling public monitor this and keep themselves informed until this is all over," she said.
http://www.infomaker.se/idf/1.0" id="strong-755f1e26c125e13310c8cb1a29eedc44">The storm's impact on area hotels
Dorian has the potential to rain out the
"Certainly it will be a damper if it ends up being a significant rain storm," he said. "But there's ... plenty of other things to do indoors."
Jergensen added that much of their work happens after a storm passes, when they count the available hotel rooms for first responders, insurance adjusters, displaced residents and, of course, tourists.
"We're watchful," Jergensen said. "We're hopeful it skirts and heads out to see and none of
Discover The Palm Beaches, the county's marketing corporation, also said it is monitoring the storm. President and CEO
"Our thoughts go out to the destinations and communities still bracing for or recovering from the storm," said
At least one developer spent the week tying down materials and throwing out trash at project sites like One West Palm, a twin-tower complex being built in
"We are beginning to execute our storm plan," FPL spokesperson Matt Eisse said. "We believe all of our customers should have a plan as well."
Eisse said the utility's employees are prepping for the storm early so that, if it strikes and there is a loss of power, "we can get the lights turned back on as soon as possible."
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