President Donald Trump Falsely Claims Hurricane Dorian Will Hit Alabama, and National Weather Service Calls Him Out

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Hurricane Dorian will hit Alabama, and the National Weather Service called out his comments. In a tweet, Trump stated, "In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!" This was certainly a surprise to many, as there had not been any reports indicating that Alabama would be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. This prompted the Birmingham, Alabama chapter of the NWS to issue a statement explaining that the state is not expected to be hit by Dorian, as the storm will be "too far east."

However, Trump's assessment of the other states is accurate. Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia will all be hit with some heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Notably, Dorian was initially expected to hit the U.S. as a Category 5 hurricane, but it was recently downgraded to a Category 4.

Most recently, Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas, and has been hitting the islands there very hard.

Residents are being urged to stay indoors while the powerful storm rages.

Additionally, the National Hurricane Center has issued a warning regarding what U.S. residents can expect as far as the storm surging.

"The Storm Surge Warning has been extended northward along the east coast of Florida to the Flagler/Volusia County Line," the organization stated in a tweet. "The Storm Surge Watch has been extended northward along the Georgia coast to the Savannah River."

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At 8 a.m. ET, Dorian was around 100 miles away from the Florida coast. Currently, weather experts are projecting that Dorian will make landfall in Florida sometime on Tuesday.

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