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Central Florida could see an increased risk of flooding as Hurricane Dorian stirs slowly in the Atlantic, Channel 9 Severe Weather Center meteorologists said.
The coastal counties will see 3-to-7 foot storm surges, and Volusia County will see the worst of it.
"It's going to be a lot like Hurricane Matthew in 2016," WFTV chief meteorologist Tom Terry said. "The worst surge will be on our northern beaches."
As WFTV has been reporting, the storm surge situation is worsened by the King Tide.
WFTV meteorologist George Waldenberger warned the inland communities shouldn't let their guards down about flooding.
"We already have a minor flooding at Astor on the south side of Lake George," said Waldenberger. "We’re expecting moderate flooding by the time Dorian passes, with an increase in water levels after Dorian passes."
Water could build up over some roadways near rivers. It could flood lawns and encroach on some low-lying homes.
Lake Harney, in eastern Seminole County, is at "action stage," and is expecting a 2-foot rise in level by the end of the week after the heavy rains and strong northern winds bear down on the St. Johns river, slowing its flow.
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