Path Unclear as Lake Wales Prepares for Hurricane Dorian
Last updated 8/29/2019 at 9:09pm
In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, Lake Wales Mayor Gene Fultz declared a state of emergency for the city starting at noon Thursday, Aug. 29 and lasting up to seven days. This declaration followed a similar one by Gov. Ron DeSantis covering the entire state of Florida.
The order gives City Manager Ken Fields authority to enact emergency management procedures for the city. The city's Emergency Operations Center is expected to open in the main fire department around noon on Sunday to coordinate local efforts.
Area residents appeared to be taking the threat seriously, stocking up on water...