Hurricane Dorian threatens Disney World

(MEN) – One of the strongest storms in history could be en route to Disney World as Hurricane Dorian hits the Florida coast.

The category 5 hurricane is set to see 185mph winds and gusts of up to 220mph off the Florida East Coast as it continues to move north today (Monday).

The storm has already devastated large parts of the north Bahamas, with ‘catastrophic conditions’ ripping roofs from buildings, overturning over cars and downing powerlines.

There are also reports that an eight-year-old boy drowned after a storm surge hit his home.

A Disney World spokesperson said : “We are closely monitoring the path of the projected weather, as nothing is more important than the safety of our guests and Cast Members.”

“We are also contacting guests with current and upcoming reservations at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to plan for anticipated weather impacts.”

Sea World’s Orlando park has already announced that they’ll likely be moving some land animals to inside locations on Monday or Tuesday depending on the storm’s movement, and their animal caregivers will stay to ride out the storm.

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