As of Wednesday, Tropical Storm Dorian developed into a hurricane and is making its way to the southeast United States.

STATESBORO — Parts of the United States are currently under a hurricane warning, according to the National Hurricane Center’s Twitter page.

Heavy rainfall over portions of the United States and Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands could cause flash flooding over the coming days. 

Strong winds could hit parts of Florida as early as Saturday or Sunday night. The risk of dangerous hurricane conditions is increasing as the weekend draws near. 

“Now is the time to begin thinking about what kinds of preparations you might need to make over the next couple of days,” The National Hurricane Center released in a tweet. 

The senators of Georgia shared the following resources for residents who are preparing for the 2019 hurricane season:

·       Download the Ready Georgia app for weather alerts and emergency preparedness tips.

·       View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Brian Kemp here.

·       View updates from Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency here.

·       Follow Georgia 511 for real-time traffic information.

·       Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood here.

·       Call your local non-emergency police line to report a downed tree in a main road.

·       Report power outages by contacting your power provider.

Sarah Smith, The George-Anne News Editor,

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