Mick's Morning News with Jorge Medina

Hurricane Warning For Brevard County 

(Titusville, FL) -- Brevard County residents are among those facing the biggest threat from Hurricane Dorian. The county is under a Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Warning. Winds are expected to reach 60 miles an hour with gusts up to 80 miles an hour from this morning until Wednesday night. There's also the potential the winds could reach over a hundred miles an hour, and the storm surge could exceed six feet.  

Hurricane Dorian Forecast To Be 40 Miles Off Florida Coast Tomorrow 

(Undated) -- Hurricane Dorian is heading toward the east coast of Florida. The Category 5 storm is producing wind gusts of over 220 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Dorian to be off the Florida coast by just 40 miles on Tuesday and Wednesday. Still, that prediction is uncertain as forecasts have a 100-mile range of accuracy.

Mandatory Evacuations In Brevard County 

(Titusville, FL) -- A mandatory evacuation order goes into effect at 8:00 this morning for those on barrier islands, mobile homes, manufactured housing, low-lying areas and those with special medical needs. Thirteen shelters will be in operation including pet-friendly shelters. You can find a list of shelters at BrevardCounty.us.

Tornadoes Possible In Brevard County 

(Titusville, FL) -- A hurricane and storm surge aren't the only threats facing Brevard County. The National Weather Service is also warning that tornadoes are possible. No official tornado warning or watch has been issued, but meteorologists say there's an increasing threat of tornadoes. If your home is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, you should be prepared to evacuate.

Governor DeSantis Lifts Tolls On Florida's Turnpike Ahead Of Dorian 

(Undated) -- Governor Ron DeSantis announced yesterday he would be lifting toll charges on the state’s toll roads. Though many may be on the roads, the Florida Department of Transportation says service plaza restaurants and gas stations will be closed to deter people from using them as hurricane shelters.

Dorian Evacuees Welcomed In Tampa Bay 

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Those fleeing Hurricane Dorian could find safety in Tampa Bay. Some east coast residents have been ordered to evacuate, and local hotels are offering them discounted rates. You can see a list of hotels and room availabilities at VisitStPeteClearwater.com.

Bob Marley's Son Seeks New Jersey Marijuana Dispensary 

(Montclair, New Jersey) -- The son of reggae legend Bob Marley and a Colorado firm are applying to open a medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey. Rohan Marley and Colorado-based dispensary Lightshade plan to open a dispensary in Montclair. State officials recently announced that five cultivation, four vertically integrated, and 15 retail dispensary licenses would be granted. He said in a statement that his family in Jamaica has long advocated the medicinal benefits of marijuana.

French Nightclub To Debut Robot Pole Dancers 

(France) -- One French nightclub is celebrating its fifth anniversary by debuting two robot pole dancers. The bots, with female-shaped bodies and CCTV cameras for heads, will dance at the SC-Club in Nantes. A British artist designed the dance bots years ago, and has been lending them out for different events ever since. The owner of the SC-Club says the inclusion of the robots is meant to honor technology, but they will not be permanently replacing any of the 10 human dancers.  


2013, 64-year-old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad fulfilled her dream of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. It was Nyad's fifth attempt at the 100-mile swim, which took her 53 hours to complete.

1969, the first ATM in America was installed and started dispensing money in New York City.

1969, the original Star Trek aired its final episode.

1966, "The Addams Family" and the cartoon, "The Flintstones," aired for the final time on ABC Television.

1963, "The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" was expanded from 15 to 30 minutes making it network television's first half-hour nightly newscast. 

1945, President Harry S. Truman proclaimed this day as Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day). That's because the official ratification of the Japanese surrender to the Allies was made aboard the USS Missouri in Japan's Tokyo Bay.

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