Hurricane Dorian now category 5, shifts slightly west, new satellites images


[Courtesy of the NHC]

Hurricane Dorian is now a catastrophic category 5 hurricane.

As of 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, Dorian was located about 205 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida; 20 miles east of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas; packing winds of 180 mph with higher gusts and was moving west at 7 mph.

The hurricane has made the westward turn the National Hurricane Center had been predicting, but the NHC says a second turn to the north may still occur before reaching the East coast of Florida.

At this time there are NO weather alerts for Marion County.

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School closings:

The Marion County School Board announced that ALL schools will be closed on Tuesday.

In a press release, officials wrote, “This closure allows time for our students, families, and employees to better prepare for the storm *AND* provides set-up time for the schools that may serve as shelters.”

Twelve-month employees should report to work as usual unless safety concerns keep them at home. In these cases, employees can request time off from their immediate supervisor.

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