September is National Preparedness Month: 30 days dedicated to the promotion of family, disaster, and emergency planning.
Emergency procedures are in place to help residents of Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday evening as a Category 4 storm.
State officials warned New Yorkers to expect 12 to 24 inches of snowfall throughout Upstate New York over the weekend.
Warning messages were inadvertently sent to nearly 4,000 people on Nov. 27 over an emergency alert system.
Tens of thousands of troops, their families and recruits started evacuating at least five military bases Tuesday.
The effort activated to support relief and rescue operations after Hurricane Florence hits has swelled to 7,000 troops.
The department is also working to make sure disability checks go out if flooding disrupts the mail service.
The Marines will follow the lead of S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, who on Tuesday rescinded a mandatory evacuation order.
Brig. Gen. Alford issued a series responses after troops objected to his decision against a mandatory evacuation.