It increased from a Cat 4 to a Cat 5 in just 9 hours. It is moving very, very slowly. It’s the most powerful ever recorded to hit the islands.
Even if it doesn’t make landfall in the Continental United States, storm surge is going to cause massive damage.
State troopers are escorting gas tanker trucks in parts of the SE because stations are running out as panicked people are stockpiling gas as best they can. The same with other essentials.
We are going to face more and more unprecedented weather disasters in the future. It’s just a reality. The cumulative effect of higher temperatures, including higher water temperatures which is fueling Dorian, and higher sea levels are going to cause problems.
ARE YOU PREPARED? Seriously. At the very least get a couple of cases of water.