Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet

Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet

Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet

Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell apologized Friday for hoping Hurricane Dorian would hit President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, saying she was being sarcastic and should "know better".

The weather watchdog says a slow-moving storm would put parts of Florida "at an increased risk of a prolonged, drawn-out event of strong winds, risky storm surge and heavy rainfall".

As of Friday morning, Dorian was a Category 2 hurricane and could strengthen to a Category 4 storm as it heads toward Florida with an expected landfall on Monday.

While the exact path of Hurricane Dorian is still uncertain, it now seems destined to make landfall somewhere on the coast of Florida or perhaps Georgia. It had maximum sustained winds near 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT).

Dorian could be the most powerful hurricane to smash into the east coast of Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Tropical storm winds could be felt in Florida as soon as Saturday evening. According to the weather watchdog, a slow-moving storm means "an increased risk of a prolonged, drawn-out event of strong winds, risky storm surge and heavy rainfall", in the state.

Recent weather models from the National Hurricane Center show it smacking into the centre of the state.

After making landfall, Dorian was forecast to linger over central Florida on Tuesday, according to the NHC.

Trump has declared a state of emergency in Florida and authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to co-ordinate disaster-relief efforts. Disney World in Orlando found itself in the storm's projected path.

"The state of emergency in Florida has been expanded to include every county in that state and a dozen counties in Georgia".

Angela Johnson, a 39-year-old bar manager in South Florida, said on Thursday: "We're anxious".

Coastal residents were amassing sandbags against potential flooding and tacking plywood over windows and doors.

Regardless of the exact track of Dorian, heavy rains are expected to hit parts of Florida and the southeastern US this weekend and into the middle of next week.

Some gas stations in Florida have run dry and others have long lines of cars, DeSantis said, adding that the state had eased regulations to allow higher-capacity trucks to transport fuel and to make it easier to bring in fuel from other states.

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