Hurricane Dorian threatens the US

By Fernando Alfonso III, Mike Hayes, Meg Wagner and Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 1:55 p.m. ET, September 4, 2019
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9:13 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

These satellite images show Grand Bahama before and after Dorian’s wrath

A striking satellite image of Grand Bahama Island shows vast areas of the island under water after Hurricane Dorian passed through the region on Monday.

Grand Bahama Island was still in the path of Hurricane Dorian this morning and the area continues to endure devastating weather conditions produced by the hurricane’s eyewall, according to the National Hurricane Center.

For comparison, this image from Google Maps shows the same regions of Grand Bahama Island prior to Hurricane Dorian:

8:37 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

91% of flights at Orlando International Airport have been canceled

At least 1,561 flights into, out of or within the US have been canceled today, according to data from FlightAware.

About 91% of flights out of and into Orlando International Airport have been canceled: That's 356 flights out of and 348 flights into the airport.

Another 166 flights out of and 119 flights into Fort Lauderdale International Airport have been canceled.

Here's a look at cancelations across the US:

8:16 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Walt Disney World adjusts its hours ahead of Hurricane Dorian

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Walt Disney World is adjusting its hours today ahead of Hurricane Dorian. 

Disney resort hotels remain open, but Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. ET. It will reopen following the storm when it is safe to do so.

Here's a look at park hours today: 

  • Magic Kingdom Park: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET (opening at 7 a.m. ET for Extra Magic Hours) 
  • Epcot: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET 
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET (opening at 6 a.m. ET for Extra Magic Hours) 
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET (opening at 7 a.m. ET for Extra Magic Hours) 
  • Disney Springs: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed 
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: Closed 
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
  • Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
8:00 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Dorian is 110 miles away from West Palm Beach

Hurricane Dorian is about 110 miles east northeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. ET advisory.

The storm is still a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph.

Here's a look at Dorian's latest forecast path:

10:56 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

This is what it looks like on Florida's Atlantic Coast this morning

CNN's John Berman is in Port St. Lucie on Florida's Atlantic Coast this morning.

Hurricane Dorian is more than 100 miles away from Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center, but the state's coast is already starting to feel some effects.

The Intercostal Waterway is kicking up, drenching picnic benches along the water.

"Obviously, the water is kicking up something fierce," Berman said.

Watch more in the clip below:

7:44 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Eastbound lanes of Georgia's Interstate 16 shut down for Hurricane Dorian evacuations

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 16 are closed for Hurricane Dorian evacuations, Georgia's Department of Transportation tweeted Tuesday. 

"No go eastbound on I-16 past Exit 39," the tweet read. "You must get off and find another route. #HurricaneDorian #evacuation #TrafficUpdate"

The westbound lanes are open ahead of Hurricane Dorian. 

7:35 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

What to expect each day this week from Hurricane Dorian

From CNN's Christina Maxouris

Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, is still stalling over the islands.

Here's a day-by-day look at the storm's path:

  • Today: Dorian — now downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds — will remain stationary over Grand Bahama Island through late Tuesday morning when it will begin to head north, CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford said.
  • Tonight: It is still forecast to approach Florida Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.
  • Tomorrow: The storm will then pass very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night.
  • Later this week: The storm then roll "near or over" the North Carolina coast late Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

7:16 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

The Bahama's Freeport airport is completely under water

Florida State Rep. Kionne McGhee shared a videos from Bahamas Member of Parliament Iram Lewis in Freeport. 

It shows Freeport International Airport completely submerged:

7:03 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

She took video of her Bahamas home before Dorian rolled in. Now, it's destroyed.

From CNN's Gianluca Mezzofiore

Kate Racer-Russell says her sister Gina Albury filmed this video of her home in Man-O-War Cay, off Abaco in the Bahamas before the passage of Hurricane Dorian on Sept 1.

The home is now destroyed. 

“It was my sister’s home in Man-O-War. She and her husband and her four children was in that house as well as 6 other people who became stranded in Man-O-War when their boat engine failed,” Racer-Russell told CNN. 

“Everyone is OK and sheltered in the basement of a church nearby. The top story of the church is gone," she added.

Racer-Russell, who is in Florida, said she hasn’t heard directly from her sister since that video was taken. She said the brothers of her husband, Jake Russell, also live in the Bahamas, in Marsh Harbour.

“Out of the six of my husband’s brothers’ homes in Marsh Harbour, only one home is OK,” she said.

She shared with CNN a picture sent to her by her husband’s brother, Bryce Russell. It shows his truck under water: