Evacuations ordered as the Dorian Category 5 storm will hit the southern United States coast

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Sunday, the hurricane was classified as a Category 5, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. Around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center issued its first hurricane warning for parts of Florida related to Dorian. The storm had changed course once again. It will be near the Florida’s Eastern coast on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Hurricane Dorian’s been playing cat and mouse with us for the past five days. And it continues to stall out in the Atlantic,” Brevard County Spokesperson Don Walker said on Saturday. Dorian was about 175 miles east of Palm Beach and moving to the west at 5 mph on Sunday evening.The storm  is expected to grow larger in the coming days, though it will lose some of its speed.

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South Carolina’s Gov. Henry McMaster ordered evacuation for about 830,000 people, which is set to go into effect at noon on Monday. The governor also ordered the mandatory medical evacuation for health care facilities licensed by the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control. All schools and government offices in Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry counties will be forced to stay closed.

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