Florida officials give updates on Hurricane Dorian

Dorian reaches Category 5 strength as it continues trek toward Florida

By Brianna Volz - Web producer

ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Florida leaders are expected to provide updates throughout the day Sunday as now-Category 5 Hurricane Dorian continues its trek toward Florida.

The following updates will be provided live on News 6 and streamed live on ClickOrlando.com, unless otherwise noted:

10:30 a.m. Sunday

Flagler County leaders provide an update on Hurricane Dorian plans.

11 a.m. Sunday

Florida Power and Light officials provide an update on storm preps ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

11:30 a.m. Sunday

Osceola County leaders will provide an update on Hurricane Dorian preparations. This news conference will not be streamed live on ClickOrlando.com.

1 p.m. Sunday

Orange County leaders will provide an update on Hurricane Dorian preparations.

1 p.m. Sunday

Volusia County leaders will provide an update on Hurricane Dorian preparations.

1:30 p.m. Sunday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will provide an update on Hurricane Dorian preparations.

All times listed in the above schedule are subject to change. If changes are made, they will be reflected in this story.

At around 11 a.m. Sunday, the Category 5 storm was creating catastrophic conditions in the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas, officially becoming the strongest hurricane in modern records to hit the northwestern Bahamas.

As of 2 p.m., the Category 5 storm had made landfall in the Bahamas and had maximum sustained winds of 185 mph with higher gusts. The storm was still moving west at 7 mph on its trek toward Florida, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Click here to see the latest track, models and forecast for Hurricane Dorian.

Visit the county-by-county section of ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane to get updates specific to where you live.

4 p.m. Sunday

Volusia County officials provided details on shelter locations and what residents should expect if they decide to go to one. The shelters will open at 10 a.m. Monday.

6:30 p.m. Sunday

Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida is preparing for a significant weather event.

5:30 p.m. Monday

Officials from the National Hurricane Center explain the latest track for Hurricane Dorian.

Continue checking this story at the times listed above to watch live updates from Florida officials. More live updates could be added to the schedule throughout the day.

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