Dozens of streets were reported closed as up to 20 inches of rain were forecast and forecasters warned of flash flooding.
Dorian was tied with Gilbert (1988), Wilma (2005) and the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record
The Florida National Guard said about 2,000 service members had been mobilized so far and another 2,000 would be on Saturday.
“We expect to get a very full report on that shortly,” one of the official said.
“The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand,” the company said in a statement.
A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said on Saturday. Authorities said they do not know why Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire on Friday afternoon after posing as a customer to join the class at the Hot Yoga studio in Tallahassee. Detectives are searching for links between him and the victims. The two women who died were identified as a student and a faculty member from Florida State…
TALLAHASSEE: Two women were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday. The women, identified as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were shot and killed on Friday afternoon when Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire at the Hot Yoga studio at an upscale shopping center in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, the city’s police department said in a statement. Four other people were injured in the shooting, along with a…
FLORIDA: Search and rescue teams on Friday faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by furious Hurricane Michael as it devastated coastal communities in the Florida Panhandle. With the death toll at six, Michael, now a tropical storm, sped east over Virginia and was close to reaching the Atlantic. It left a stunning swathe of destruction behind. In Mexico Beach, a seafront town where the hurricane made landfall, houses had been razed by a storm surge, boats had been tossed into yards and the…