Experts say calm conditions above the storm are keeping it stationary, meaning that it is wreaking more damage on the Bahamas, as it bears down on the U.S. east coast.
The storm equaled the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to make landfall in the Bahamas, tying with the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.
"The bottom line on readiness is that the time to act is now," FEMA's David Bibo told reporters, emphasizing, "It's critical that folks not lose focus on this storm."
Dozens of charities have implemented programs to help people in the Bahamas get the supplies and living essentials in the aftermath of the storm.
The 'most expensive natural disaster' since 2017 could cost as much as $40 billion to repair if the category 5 storm makes landfall in Florida.
The eviction generated such an outcry that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the police department will create a new policy to cease evictions during an emergency.
The hurricane's eye has barely moved since Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday.
The storm hit the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon, bringing with it strong winds, heavy rain and massive storm surges which left homes and businesses underwater.
FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski told Newsweek that residents from Florida to the Carolinas should be reviewing their finances and evacuation routes, refueling their cars and monitoring local news.
"This is not your government saying we're out of harm's way," said Public Safety Director Matt Wallace in a written statement. "This is still a killer storm. We want our residents to remain vigilant, to protect your family and loved ones and to make smart decisions."
"The track can still shift, either closer to Florida or farther away and small fluctuations can be significant," Sarah Gorman, a representative of The Weather Company, told Newsweek.
Call it the calm before the storm, but Hurricane Dorian is headed toward the Florida east coast as a major storm.
Hurricane Irma destroyed over 3,000,000 citrus trees and cost the industry between $1.75 and $1.83 billion in output alone.
Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 storm on Friday and could possibly be a Category 4 by the time it hits Florida.
Hurricane Dorian is forecasted to hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane and experts said the timing could present additional dangers because of visitors who are unfamiliar with the area.
Reports about Hurricane Dorian focus mostly on Florida, but Georgia and South Carolina could also feel the storm's impact.
The Category 2 storm is expected to progress into a major hurricane, reaching the Bahamas by Friday.
Hurricane Dorian could hit Florida as a Category 4 storm and Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged all Floridians to prepare because it's still unclear where would get hit hardest.
"People have got to be ready before Sunday," said Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Dorian had the potential to hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane and the effects of the storm were forecasted to start being felt in Florida as early as Saturday.
Disney World hasn't commented on whether Hurricane Dorian will affect the theme park's operations, but they have a hurricane policy in place to handle cancellations.
Less than two years after Hurricane Maria struck the island and ravaged much of its infrastructure, reporters on the ground say Puerto Rico is vulnerable to the effects of Hurricane Dorian.
Tropical Storm Dorian's impact on Florida is still uncertain, but residents were urged to prepare in case the storm came battering down.
"Floridians need to be prepared and take this latest development seriously," meteorologist Jayme King said.
Tropical Storm Dorian is the fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, but it's too soon to predict the possible implications it could have for the U.S. mainland.
The Saturday afternoon update by the National Hurricane Center stated that Dorian's center was approximately 725 miles east-southeast of Barbados and moving west at 12 mph.
Hurricane Erick will pass Hawaii on Friday bringing dangerous surf and higher than average sea waves.
The storm is expected to hit 115 miles per hour this week, turning it into a major hurricane.