Live Updates: Dorian strengthens to Category 3, forecast to strike Florida as Category 4

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Dorian strengthened Friday afternoon to a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds as Floridians brace for the extremely dangerous storm to hit.Dorian is forecast to make landfall along Florida’s east coast overnight into Tuesday as a Category 4 storm.Forecast to approach Florida with winds of 140 mph, Dorian, should it make landfall at those wind speeds, would become just the ninth hurricane to do so, dating back to 1851.Dorian could be the biggest hurricane to hit the Miami area since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.The latest forecast shows Dorian making landfall Monday night into Tuesday morning between Vero Beach and Fort Lauderdale, but different models show the hurricane taking different paths after landfall.Most models are predicting Dorian will make a sharp turn north.If Dorian continues on that track, Orlando and Jacksonville may see heavy rain, gusty winds and significant flooding. Dorian would then move north to coastal Georgia and South Carolina, where rain, storm surge and flooding is a threat.Other models forecast a path across Florida, into the Gulf of Mexico and then by the Panhandle.Dorian is a relatively small hurricane, leaving a lot of uncertainly — any change in the atmosphere can move the storm in a different direction or change its speed.“No matter where the hurricane makes landfall, it could impact the majority of Florida,” Peter Gaynor, acting administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told “Good Morning America” on Friday.By Saturday, Dorian is likely to reach a Category 4 with winds of 130 mph.“The clock is ticking and now is the time for residents of Florida, south Georgia to make preparations,” Gaynor said. “Don’t take this storm lightly.”President Donald Trump on Friday approved an emergency declaration for Florida, where a state of emergency was issued in every county.Residents on Florida’s east coast are waiting in massive lines to stock up on food, water and gas, and scrambling to board up their homes and businesses. The University of Florida is closing its campus and canceling classes for Tuesday.“We urge all Floridians to have seven days’ worth of food, medicine and water,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday. “This is potentially a multi-day event where it’ll churn slowly across the state.”“If you’re in an area that has an impact from this storm, you should assume you’re gonna lose power,” he said. “If you’re in an area that flooded during Hurricane Irma [in Sept. 2017] and you’re impacted by this, you should assume that you’re gonna see flooding again after this storm. So be prepared.”The biggest threat will be storm surges — ocean water pushed on shore by hurricane winds. One to 2 feet of rain is forecast for the east coast of Florida, and flash flooding is expected.“You will see evacuations,” the governor said. “If you’re in an evacuation zone and you’re ordered to evacuate, please do so.”By Monday morning, the center of the storm will be passing over Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, with winds possibly close to 140 mph — a Category 4 hurricane.Storm surge in the Bahamas could reach up to 15 feet and many islands are already under evacuation orders.“Let me be extremely clear, those who refuse to evacuate, place themselves in great danger from this very powerful and potentially life-threatening hurricane,” Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Friday. “Do not be foolish and try to brave out this hurricane.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Full Audio Of The String Cheese Incident’s Red Rocks Show With Kamasi Washington Has Emerged

first_imgFull audio has emerged from Saturday night’s epic String Cheese Incident show at Red Rocks. During night two of their traditional three-night run at the storied venue, SCI pulled out all the stops with awesome versions of “Best Feeling” > “Rain” and “Sirens” > “Desert Dawn”.However, the night reached its apex when they invited opener and rising saxophone god Kamasi Washington to the stage for a ridiculous cover of John Coltrane‘s “Impressions” that wound its way into an explosive, high energy take on Sly and the Family Stone‘s “I Want To Take You Higher,” which also featured a sit-in from Sheryl Renee.Check out the full audio from String Cheese Incident’s incredible second night at Red Rocks below, courtesy of taper Cheese Cadet Audio!Notes: * = w/ Kamasi Washington (Tenor Saxophone) ^ = w/ Sheryl Renee (Vocals) # = w/ Brandon Coleman (Keys), Tony Austin (Percussion), Miles Mosley (Vocals), And Patrice Quinn (Vocals)[Photo by Dylan Langille/found on String Cheese Incident’s Facebook]last_img read more

Women’s basketball looks to advance deep in WNIT

first_imgJunior forward Teah Gant competed for the Badgers in the NIT last year, when UW was lost in the first round.[/media-credit]Although it has been seven years since the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team reached the NCAA Tournament, the Badgers are no strangers to postseason success.In five WNIT appearances, including this year, Wisconsin boasts a 14-3 record, including a perfect 9-0 in third round, quarterfinal and semifinal games. With so much success in the WNIT, the Badgers are well aware of the road ahead of them in the next two weeks.“We understand how quick the turnaround can be in the WNIT,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “We also hope that we can play every game at home, so it’s important that we encourage our fans to come out and ensure that we have a good fan base.”Just two years ago, Wisconsin made an impressive run in reaching the WNIT final with a young team, a situation much like the one the Badgers find themselves in right now. With only one senior and three juniors on the roster, UW hopes to use this year’s WNIT to build toward an NCAA Tournament berth next year.“It’s awesome to be playing in any type of postseason game, and we understand that,” junior captain Rae Lin D’Alie said. “Obviously we want to push for next year to be in the NCAA Tournament, but right now we’re in the NIT, and we’re happy with where we are right now.”With just three upperclassmen on the roster, the Badgers know no matter the outcome of the tournament, the experience they earn from playing against strong competition in a single-elimination format will prove essential in a potential NCAA berth in 2010.“What we’re doing with this tournament this year is preparing us for next season,” Stone said. “It’s like it was a couple years ago when we had a very young team. We’re inspired by the fact that we’re still playing and we have the opportunity to get real-life game experience, March game experience.”D’Alie, along with fellow junior Teah Gant and senior Caitlin Gibson, was a member of the 2007 WNIT runner-up squad. Unfortunately, the 5-foot-3 guard fractured her hand within the first five minutes of the championship game as the Badgers concluded their season with a 72-56 loss.Sophomores Alyssa Karel, Lin Zastrow and Tara Steinbauer joined D’Alie, Gant and Gibson in last season’s WNIT appearance, one that ended abruptly in a disappointing loss to Villanova after a first round bye. Alana Trotter, a redshirt sophomore, also experienced the postseason with the team but did not play as she was forced to sit out last season after transferring from Ohio.With all but four players having one or more years of WNIT experience under their belts, the Badgers are confident in their ability to make another run in this year’s tournament.“The experience really helps,” Gant said. “We have some young players who haven’t had this experience yet, so just being able to get in the tournament in my first two years helps a lot. It’s really a test of your mental toughness at this time of the season because your legs are tired, everything is tired, and you’ve just got to push through.”Entering the tournament, Wisconsin went 15 days without facing an opponent, and it showed on the offensive end as UW managed just 19 points in the first half Sunday against Kentucky.The Badgers found a way to get it done in the second half, however, scoring 30 points to outlast the Wildcats 49-45 and advance. Although the box score wasn’t pretty, the Badgers’ experience in the postseason has shown them that their only concern at this point in the season is surviving each game to advance to the next round.“As a team it was a sloppy game, but it was sloppy for Kentucky too,” D’Alie said. “But we got a ‘W’ and that’s all that counts. Really, if we play the same and we get the ‘W’ again Thursday, I’d be fine with that too, as long as we win.”last_img read more