Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Florida Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Michael To Hit Panhandle On Wednesday

Tropical storm Michael upgraded to hurricane in Gulf of Mexico NOAA: Hurricane Michael 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
Doris Mccormick | 10 October, 2018, 20:00

Michael is now a Category 1 hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour as of late Monday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

CNN reports that such language is warranted, for Michael is now "slashing Cuba" and is expected to reach Category 3 status (with sustained winds from 111-129 mph) by Wednesday when it reaches the USA mainland.

At 4 p.m. the National Hurricane Center said Michael was about 30 miles northwest of the western tip of Cuba and was moving north at 9 mph.

The heaviest rain will tend to fall in areas that were missed by Florence and focused from the Florida Panhandle to southwestern and central Georgia to part of central SC.

Rainfall could lead to flash flooding in Florida's panhandle and Big Bend regions, as well as in the Carolinas, through Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

"My mindset is we want to be hopeful but we want to be prepared in case it does make a turn", Congressman Vern Buchanan said during Monday's news conference.

As of the 11 pm update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm has sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and gusts of 115 miles per hour.

Another national, Neil Fung, said the storm looks like " a major one".

With maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour while moving north at 9 miles per hour, Michael is now "bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall to western Cuba" as storm surge and hurricane warnings have been issued for the northeastern area of the Gulf Coast. A storm surge of up to 12 feet is forecast for a large section of the Florida coast.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency in Alabama as Hurricane Michael takes aim at Gulf coast. That's when Maryland could see the first remnants of the storm. In the days following Hurricane Irma previous year, 14 people died after a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.

Having lived in Florida for the last 20 years, Richard said he is taking all necessary precautions.

With the storm next entering the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, which has warm water and favorable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before landfall", Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the Miami-based storm forecasting hub, wrote in an advisory.

On Sunday, a tropical storm formed in the northern Caribbean Sea.

Florida State University announced it was closing for the week on Tuesday, along with schools in Leon County, home to the state capital Tallahassee. This will likely be a storm with the worst impacts seen overnight on Wednesday. The hurricane warning stretches from Pensacola, Fla., eastward to near Cedar Key in the bend of Florida Panhandle.

"Today it is about life and safety", Gillum said.

While it's likely to weaken as it moves across the southeastern United States, its heavy rains and flooding effects will spread far and wide.

That Michael will move toward Florida should not come as a great surprise.

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