NOAA Flies Inside the Eye Of Hurricane Dorian as it Strengthens to Category-3 Storm
Hurricane hunters flew into the eye of Hurricane Dorian, Friday, August 30, as it slowly churned toward the U.S. mainland, where it's expected to slam parts of Florida. Video released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed a crew aboard an aircraft nicknamed "Kermit" flying through the eye of the hurricane.
The storm has alarmed forecasters who worry parts of Florida will be walloped by strong winds, a storm surge and heavy rain for an extended period when it makes landfall early next week.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to continue strengthening and remain an "extremely dangerous major hurricane" as it moves northwest near the Bahamas and approaches the Florida peninsula.