MIAMI, FL — Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas Monday night as sustained tropical storm-force winds brushed the Atlantic coast of Florida. Many Floridians were curious to see the higher-than usual waves and some of them even pulled out their surf boards. Evacuations continued in some areas, while park officials at Disney World planned to shut attractions down early Tuesday.
Hurricane warnings and watches, along with storm surge alerts, remained in effect as the slow-moving hurricane came to a virtual standstill about 105 miles off the West Palm Beach coast. A tropical storm watch was issued in central Florida, with Highland and Polk counties under a watch, as Dorian crept westward.
Curious residents headed to the beach in Palm Beach County on Monday. “I knew what I was expecting when we came here,” a recent transplant from the Northeast told Patch. “It beats the snow. I’d rather have this anytime than the snow.”