Hurricane Dorian Intensifies As It Churns Toward Northwestern Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian is intensifying as it slowly tracks toward Florida.

The category 4 storm is packing sustained winds of 150 miles an hour as it churns about 415 miles east of West Palm Beach as of 10 a.m. Saturday.

The eye of the storm is moving west at about 8-miles-per-hour and is expected to reach the northern Bahamas by Sunday.

Florida is bracing for a direct hit late Monday or Tuesday but Dorian's path remains uncertain.

The National Hurricane Center says hurricane watches may be required for parts of the Florida coast later today.

Mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders are set to take effect in several Florida counties tomorrow as the powerful storms approaches.

President Trump is monitoring the hurricane from Camp David, tweeting that he arrived at the presidential retreat on Friday and is getting frequent briefings and updates, and stressed the importance of listening to the directions of local and state officials.

He added "this is an extremely dangerous storm, please prepare and be safe."

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