Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 423 words, a 2 minute read.
Situational awareness: President Trump is canceling his Poland trip to monitor Hurricane Dorian (more details on that storm below).
Image: National Hurricane Center
For the first time since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Florida's east coast could be hit by a Category 4 storm, via the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Dorian.
The big picture: The National Hurricane Center warned this morning of increasing risk of "life-threatening storm surge" and "devastating hurricane-force winds" along the Florida east coast and peninsula this holiday weekend.
Between the lines: "There is still considerable uncertainty with this storm track forecast," the Washington Post notes.
What's next: The NHC will release its next guidance at 5pm EST.
The bottom line: Florida state government has declared a state of emergency, the Miami Herald reports.
Above: A sign announces for free sandbags distributed by the Seminole County government to its residents in Casselberry, Florida.
Below: Dorian moving over open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo: Oxford/Getty Images
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