6 Things to Know – Tracking Dorian, Explosion Survivor Speaks

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, August 29th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, August 29th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – All eyes are in the Atlantic Ocean as Hurricane Dorian continues its slow move toward the coast of Florida – as the Category 1 storm could be as severe as a Category 3 by the time it is expected to make landfall on Labor Day. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for the latest updates from your First Alert weather team.

No. 2 - Even as Hurricane Dorian is forecasted to not strike the state of Florida until early next week, residents in South Florida are not wasting time and are preparing for whatever comes their way.

The uncertain track of where the storm will strike has South Floridians stocking up on supplies like bottled water and canned foods at local stores and filling their vehicles with gas at stations across the area – including some arriving before sunrise Thursday morning in an effort to get supplies before they run out.

No. 3 - Dorian moved out over open waters early Thursday after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Dorian caused an islandwide blackout in St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and scattered power outages in St. Croix, government spokesman Richard Motta said. In addition, the storm downed trees and at least one electric pole in St. Thomas, he said, adding that there were no reports of major flooding.

No. 4 - Surveillance footage showed a father and his child being carjacked at gunpoint at a gas station in South Miami. The incident happened at a Chevron station on Southwest 57th Avenue Monday night.

The footage showed the father walk up to the station's pay window when he's suddenly approached by the armed suspect. The suspect opens the driver's side door of the man's car, as the man walks around to the passenger side and helps his child get out.

No. 5 - Parents whose children were killed or wounded during last year's Parkland high school massacre asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule that each pull of the trigger was a separate occurrence for which the Broward County School Board should be held liable.

But a lawyer for the school board told the court the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was one "unfortunate" incident that left 17 students and staff dead and 17 people injured. The court's ruling could make a huge difference in the amount of the school board's potential liability.

No. 6 - It's been nearly two months since a massive explosion in Plantation injured 23 people and who's to blame is still a mystery.

NBC 6 spoke exclusively to the man who suffered the worst injuries that day. Click here to here his emotional interview with NBC 6’s Marissa Bagg

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