In the village of Lake Worth Beach (Florida), they are adequately preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. It currently rages across the Atlantic Ocean about 600 kilometres from the Bahamas and has grown into a tropical cyclone of the fourth category.
That is the second-highest category, which is associated with wind speeds of up to 215 kilometres per hour. Dorian is expected to head towards and over the Bahamas in the coming days and will reach the US state of Florida on Monday (local time).
For both regions, the hurricane is a “significant threat,” according to the hurricane institute.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has now declared a state of emergency. “It could become an absolute monster,” said US President Donald Trump in a video message in which he also offered federal aid.
However, the American president thinks it is too early for evacuations.
In Lake Worth Beach, residents are already taking a creative approach to protect their homes and cars: