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Dorian’s March on Florida Disrupting Labor Day Travel Plans

  • Gas stations are running out of fuel as motorists stock up
  • ‘We might just go to Chicago this weekend’ instead of Florida
Residents wait to buy propane in preparation for Hurricane Dorian at BJ’s store in Orlando, Florida on Aug. 29.
Residents wait to buy propane in preparation for Hurricane Dorian at BJ’s store in Orlando, Florida on Aug. 29.Photographer: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images
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Chicago? Brazil? Some of those looking for a long Labor Day weekend away now find themselves considering anywhere but Florida, with the Sunshine State ready to get slammed within days by Hurricane Dorian.

The storm is set to hit Florida’s east coast anywhere between Miami and Jacksonville, basically the entire length of the state, during the three-day weekend, with torrential rains and 130 mile (209 kilometer) per-hour winds.