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Dorian churns up dangerous surf in Central Florida

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 15:19:46-04

With Hurricane Dorian at a near stop over the northern Bahamas, early effects of the massive storm are being felt in Central Florida. 4 to 7 feet of storm surge is possible. And dangerous surf is already pounding the coastline from New Smyrna Beach to Daytona Beach.

Evacuation orders were issued for both parts of both counties Monday morning targeting barrier islands, those in mobile homes, and low-lying areas near beaches.

Meantime power companies from across the southeast are staging repair trucks at Daytona International Speedway, ready for deployment to any storm-damaged areas.

And the rising surf is pushing into rivers, creeks and canals in Florida's interior, with some yards and roads already seeing standing water.