Do you remember Hurricane Floyd? Dorian could be a doppleganger

Orlando, Fla. — The Saturday morning forecast for Hurricane Dorian resembles the actual path Hurricane Floyd took in 1999.

Central Floridan's held their collective breath as the monster storm made it’s way toward the state.

Almost 1.37 million Floridians were placed under a mandatory evacuation order, while approximately 2.2 million people evacuated.

Theme parks closed their doors, airlines canceled flights and 17 counties opened shelters.

Floyd took a last minute turn to the North and skirted the East coast of the state on September 15, 1999.

While Florida literally “dodged a bullet,” the Category 4 storm did leave a path of destruction.

Beach erosion affected much of the state's Atlantic coast, with the worst impacts in Brevard and Volusia counties.

Some beachfront homes and hotels in Brevard County,  where the storm came within 110 miles of shore,  were damaged.

The highest wind speeds though, were recorded in Volusia County where 337 homes were damaged.

Trees fell across Central Florida, including in Orange and Seminole counties where winds reached 48 mph.

Hundreds of thousands lost power.

Floyd went on to make landfall in North Carolina on September 16 as a Category 2 hurricane and continued moving across New England and finally becoming extra-tropical just off shore the coast of Maine on September 17.

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