Scott warns Floridians of hurricane 'devastation,' storm surge

A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Michael churning toward the Florida Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 7 2018

"Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other risky conditions", the hurricane center said.

"We expect less rain to fall when compared to Florence", said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dan Kottlowski. Because he owns two businesses in the area, Givens, who lives inland, said he was not evacuating.

"There's nothing between us and this storm but warm water, and I think that's what terrifies us about the potential impacts", Gillum said.

A storm surge up to 12 feet is possible along portions of Florida's Gulf Coast from Steinhatchee to Apalachicola Bay.

Michael also could dump up to 30 centimetres of rain over some Panhandle communities before it sweeps over Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday (Thursday and Friday NZT). Some southern Alabama counties were under a tropical storm watch Monday afternoon.

After hitting Florida, the storm is forecast to move north-east on Wednesday and Thursday along the Atlantic Coast and batter the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence last month.

Hurricane Michael would be the first major hurricane to hit the panhandle since Hurricane Dennis in 2005, which made landfall near Pensacola, according to hurricane center data. It was moving to the north at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, that's up from 100 mph from the previous advisory.

The National Hurricane Center, citing Michael's unsafe trifecta of storm surge, flash flooding and winds, described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as "life-threatening", and the Florida Division of Emergency Management warned on Twitter of the storm's "rapid intensification" ahead of landfall.

Silence is goal-den for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette
France global Lacazette joined Arsenal a year ago for a then-club record fee but Aubameyang set a new mark of £56 million ($73 million) when he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January.

A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising.

Michael is still wobbling in the northern Caribbean, on the brink of entering the Gulf and a more northward motion is expected to develop in the overnight hours and throughout Tuesday before an approaching cold front begins to push the hurricane northeast into the Florida Panhandle. "You will see power outages", said Jeff Byard, associate administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of Response and Recovery.

Emergency officials in both counties and statewide are closely watching the hurricane.

Coastal storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) are expected along the panhandle.

A top emergency manager expressed concern about storm preparations. Residents of this Florida panhandle city were busy Monday readying themselves for Hurricane Michael, which is predicted to make landfall somewhere around Panama City, Fla.

Mandatory evacuation orders went into effect on Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT) for some 120,000 people in Panama City Beach and across other low-lying parts of the coast. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 miles per hour (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen into a "major" hurricane, with winds topping 111 miles per hour (179 kph).

In a Facebook post Monday, the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said no shelters would be open because Wakulla County shelters were rated safe only for hurricanes with top sustained winds below 111 miles per hour. He repeatedly and forcefully urged state residents to evacuate with an intensity not seen Tuesday.

"We've been through this before", Sally Crown said she closed the cafe where she works because the city was shutting off the sewer system in anticipation of the storm.

Related News:

  • Eden Hazard torn between Chelsea deal and 'dream' Real Madrid move

    Eden Hazard torn between Chelsea deal and 'dream' Real Madrid move

    Talks over a new deal were discussed last season but discussions were put on hold before the World Cup amid interest from Real. I was dreaming about this club. "So I am very happy with him and for him, for the goal , for the national team".
    Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Phones Are Finally Official

    Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Phones Are Finally Official

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted the latest findings on this device , but with the event being held tomorrow we now know even more. This, however, didn't stop the leaks as 9to5google found a new leak exposing the camera features of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL .
    Mourinho faces touchline ban as FA launch investigation into comments

    Mourinho faces touchline ban as FA launch investigation into comments

    The second half saw the French midfielder play one of his best matches of the season, before Alexis Sanchez claimed a dramatic late victor .
  • Hubble in safe mode after gyro failure

    NASA became aware of the issue last Friday when a gyro, already displaying "end of life" behavior, went out of action. Right now [the Hubble Space Telescope] is in safe mode while we figure out what to do".
    Saints star Brees sets National Football League  all-time pass yardage record

    Saints star Brees sets National Football League all-time pass yardage record

    Smith, meanwhile, was off-target nearly all night, overthrowing open receivers or zinging passes into the turf at their feet. Week 5 of the 2018 National Football League regular season is set to get underway in a couple of minutes.
    'Horrific' limo crash in New York State claims 20 lives

    'Horrific' limo crash in New York State claims 20 lives

    Halse's sister, Karina Halse, told ABC News she had been texting with her sister as she got into the limo on Saturday. Officials are investigating the crash, which occurred near the town of Schoharie in NY state on Saturday afternoon.
  • Betting suspended on The Everest 12:30pm

    Betting suspended on The Everest 12:30pm

    The controversial Opera House projection is due to take place at 8pm on Tuesday, when the barrier draw for The Everest will be projected on the Opera House sails.
    OnePlus 6T All Set to Go Official on October 30

    OnePlus 6T All Set to Go Official on October 30

    Ahead of the launch, OnePlus has already confirmed a lot about the successor to the OnePlus 6. The phone can be pre-booked on Amazon.in, Croma outlets and OnePlus exclusive offline stores.
    Bulgaria Shocked by Brutal Rape, Murder of Journalist Viktoria Marinova

    Bulgaria Shocked by Brutal Rape, Murder of Journalist Viktoria Marinova

    Jourova and MEPs have visited Malta and Slovakia to keep an eye on police enquiries, but no one has been brought to justice yet. Marinova was partially undressed and, as it was concluded during the investigation, raped, reports Russian BBC office.
  • Virgil van Dijk on the games which will define Liverpool’s title bid

    Virgil van Dijk on the games which will define Liverpool’s title bid

    We were close, more than ever to winning here but it is better than last season and we compete really really good. In the end, however, the teams finished just as they started, playing to a 0-0 draw to split the points.
    Kylian Mbappe goes off for four goals, PSG blanks Lyon

    Kylian Mbappe goes off for four goals, PSG blanks Lyon

    A foul on Mbappe set up Neymar's early penalty before Mbappe scored four times over a 13-minute span of the second half. Teammate Neymar , who added an assist to his penalty strike, lauded Mbappe after the first quadruple of his career.
    Columbus day event draws supporters and protesters in Pueblo

    Columbus day event draws supporters and protesters in Pueblo

    The Redhawk Native American Arts Council celebration actually takes place over the course of two days, though: October 7 and 8. An attempt in Akron to rename the holiday grew ugly past year , dividing the all-Democratic city council along racial lines.


Most liked

Google+ shutting down following security bug
Google adds that it "cannot confirm" which users were affected, but over 500,000 of them could have been. As many as 438 outside apps may have connected with the flawed software.

First Photo Revealed of Ruby Rose as Batwoman
Whatever world we're in, it's very exciting to get a look at Batwoman as she'll appear onscreen. This year's Arrowverse crossover is already causing a ton of excitement amongst DC fans.

Wozniacki wins 30th title with China Open victory
Wozniacki claimed her first China Open title in 2010 when she jumped to top the WTA rankings for the first time. The physios did a good job and somehow I'm still hanging in there, serving OK", world number 20 Sevastova said.

Second Sergei Skripal 'poisoner' identified as Russian military doctor
Both he and another man are wanted for attempted murder for a Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. Russia has denied any involvement in the case and has claimed the two Russians were in Salisbury on a tourist trip.

Quake Search and Rescue Ends in 4 Days
Indonesia has the world's biggest Muslim population but also pockets of Christians, including on Sulawesi, and other religions. The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise. .

Apple tells Congress it found no signs of hacking attack
Bloomberg said it stands by its reporting, even as the Department of Homeland Security and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre backed up Apple and Amazon's denials .

Melania Trump Won't Attend Kavanaugh Swearing In
Mrs Trump was received by her Egyptian counterpart Entissar al-Sisi at the Cairo International Airport. The First Lady of the USA showed off a tan-and-white look while exploring Egypt .

Red Sox hold off Yanks in opener
As if it weren't enough to earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and tear through the 2018 schedule with 108 wins. Sanchez, whose batting average didn't top.200 after June 8, also had a solo shot in the second inning to give NY a 2-0 lead.

Veteran Indian actor Alok Nath accused of rape
She further added that after nearly 19 years she is feeling fearless and it is he, Alok Nath who should feel scared. Nanda has urged people "who have suffered at the hands of predators, to come out and say it aloud".

Hansen praises New Zealand fight in last-gasp win over Boks
Many sportsmen have had this injury as have people in other walks of life and they usually make a good recovery". It was tough and I am really proud of the boys.

Lacazette confident more to come from high-flying Arsenal
Just work as we did and we will see at the end of the season. Ïwobi's decision making this season has been top notch. I think we are in the first competition in the war.

Google poised to unveil new Pixel phones, other services
On the other hand, the Pixel 3 XL has the slim side bezels along with a chin along the bottom to house a front-facing speaker. The firm's '#MadeByGoogle' event kicks off at 11a.m. (ET) on Tuesday and is hosting a livestream of all the announcements.

Woj: Jimmy Butler trade talks 'collapsed’ between Timberwolves and Heat
Butler is a four-time All-Star who has told Minnesota that he'll leave in free agency in July and wants a trade now. The saga of Jimmy Butler's pending separation with the Minnesota Timberwolves took another turn over the weekend.

Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round of Presidential Election
As a result, Bolsonaro would have good chances to form a significant majority in Congress were he to win the runoff on October 28. Many voters who supported the fourth-place finisher - conservative Alckmin - may break for Bolsonaro, putting him over the top.

Drew Brees Becomes NFL's All-Time Leader in Passing Yards
Brees is roughly 5,000 yards ahead of the next active player on the all-time passing list - No. 4 Tom Brady at 67,077. Highlights of the New Orleans Saints' clash with the Washington Redskins in week five of the NFL.