Islands Clear of Hurricane Force Impacts from Dorian

SC Staff Report

Hurricane Dorian’s projected path. NOAA

Sanibel and Captiva are in the clear from any hurricane force impacts of Dorian, as new forecasts say the storm may spare Florida from a direct hit and make landfall over South Carolina on Wednesday or Thursday.

The City of Sanibel rescinded its State of Local Emergency on Saturday and ceased public updates. The Sanibel Post Office has returned to normal operations and the refuse collection schedule will only be effected by Labor Day on Monday. Refuse collected on Mondays will be Tuesday and the altered schedule will continue through the week.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Hurricane Dorian was about 355 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla., and moving west at about 8 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. Dorian strengthened to a Category 4 storm and more than 20 million Americans could feel the storm’s impact. Florida’s east coast is expected to have impacts with Dorian moving closer to the state late Monday through Tuesday, according to the NHC.

All the cities and towns that remain in the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Dorian remain foremost in our thoughts and prayers,” the city’s final update stated.

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