Dorian begins to show itself in Port St. Lucie

SEPT. 1, 2019 | 5:05 P.M. | TREASURE COAST–The extreme outer bands of Hurricane Dorian’s wind and rain have arrived on the Treasure Coast.

The National Hurricane Center said in their 5 p.m. advisory that given the uncertainty in the track forecast and the anticipated increase in the size of the hurricane, a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning have been issued for the Treasure Coast. The NHC emphasized that although the official track forecast does not show landfall, residents should not focus on the exact track. A small deviation to the left of the track could bring the intense core of the hurricane its dangerous winds closer to  Martin and St. Lucie counties.

St Lucie County Public Safety announced there is a mandatory evacuation for residents on North and South Hutchinson Island, those living in low-lying coastal areas, and manufactured homes.

The following shelters are open.

  •  Special Needs Shelter, Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce.
  • Pet-Friendly Shelter, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce.
  •  General Population Shelters are Fort Pierce Central High School, 4104 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce;
  • Lakewood Park Elementary, 7800 Indrio Rd., Fort Pierce;
  • Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St Lucie.
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