Hurricane Michael tears Florida towns apart, six dead

Hurricane Michael tears Florida towns apart, six dead

Maximum sustained winds in the former Category 1 hurricane decreased to 70 miles per hour (110 kph) as the storm neared Portugal's west coast, the U.S National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Leslie, strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane this week, has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

Michael killed at least six people in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina from falling trees and other hurricane-related incidents, officials and local media said.

Hurricane Leslie was quickly heading toward Portugal and Spain on Saturday, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and unsafe winds and surf to parts of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) said Leslie on landfall would loose intensity and pass to the category of "post-tropical storm".

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding: All the celebrity guests
It's not a crime to want to look flawless for your big day, but the very notion can be overwhelming, and even harmful sometimes. The royal family just released a photo Princess Eugenie in her second dress and it's absolutely stunning.

Gusty winds, heavy rainfall and large swell will impact Portugal and parts of Spain tonight and early Sunday. "It will therefore arrive a bit earlier than predicted and a bit further north of Lisbon", Portugal's civil protection chief Luis Belo Costa told reporters on Saturday evening.

Leslie is a bit of a weather outlier, since hurricanes that regularly batter the American side of the Atlantic rarely bring their destructive force across to Europe.

Neighbouring Spain was also preparing itself for what was dubbed a "zombie" hurricane, as it first formed on Sep 23 and has been meandering through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean for weeks.

The storm, one of the most powerful to ever hit the country, is now heading for Spain.

Over the past 176 years, only Hurricane Vince has made landfall on the Iberian peninsula, hitting southern Spain in 2005, according to weather records.

Related News:

  • Facebook Rolling Out New 3D Photos Feature

    Facebook Rolling Out New 3D Photos Feature

    As per its name, the perspective will change when the user tilts their phone in different directions to view the image. The most innovative feature of the bunch had been the 360-degree photos, which are ideal for looking at landscapes.
    World's top traders divided on oil outlook as Iran sanctions loom

    World's top traders divided on oil outlook as Iran sanctions loom

    EIA estimated Brent crude oil spot prices averaged 79 dollars a barrel in September, up 6 dollars from August. In January-September, India's oil imports from Iran rose by 21 percent to 592,000 bpd, the data showed.
    Novak Djokovic takes on Borna Coric in Shanghai Masters final

    Novak Djokovic takes on Borna Coric in Shanghai Masters final

    Coric broke Federer once in both sets and faced no break points as he made 78 per cent of his first serves. But he had fulsome praise for Djokovic , saying: "He's probably the best player in the world right now".
  • At least 5 dead in Hurricane Michael

    At least 5 dead in Hurricane Michael

    By one count, state officials said, 285 people in Mexico Beach defied mandatory evacuation orders and stayed behind. Roads in Panama City were virtually impassable and trees, satellite dishes, and traffic lights lay in the streets.
    Shanghai Open: Roger Federer defeats Daniil Medvedev

    Shanghai Open: Roger Federer defeats Daniil Medvedev

    Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany also advanced to the quarterfinals by pasting Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-1, 6-4. Cecchinato looked most unsafe early on in the match, when he earned a couple of early break points on Djokovic's serve.
    Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

    Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

    He's the best in the world with Cristiano [Ronaldo]. " Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt and he's another Messi with Argentina ".
  • This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland

    This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland

    Network Rail has advised passengers to check services before travelling because it expects some trains to be delayed or cancelled. That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages.
    WATCH updates as astronauts make emergency landing

    WATCH updates as astronauts make emergency landing

    NASA is planning to replace it with commercial partners, including SpaceX, but that remains in the works. The rare failed launch of the Soyuz rocket is the latest and most grave problem to beset U.S.
    Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

    Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

    The National Weather Center called Michael a "worst case scenario" for Northwest Florida. "It's a massive storm", Florida Gov. The governor activated 750 National Guardsmen for storm response on Monday, on top of the 500 activated the day before.
  • Boston escapes ninth-inning rally, ousts Yankees for trip to ALCS

    Boston escapes ninth-inning rally, ousts Yankees for trip to ALCS

    His first trip through the Boston order produced a series of line-drive outs, plus two singles, a walk and a Red Sox run. The Bronx is steeped with anticipation heading into tonight's Game 3 ALDS showdown with the Boston Red Sox .
    Facebook says hackers accessed highly-detailed personal data of 15 million users

    Facebook says hackers accessed highly-detailed personal data of 15 million users

    The vulnerability enabled the attackers to get an access token for Tom's account as well, and the attack spread from there. The attackers then used some of those 400,000 accounts to steal the access tokens from a total of 30 million users.
    China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

    China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

    Trump and Xi have agreed to meet next month at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires to discuss the escalating U.S. That's significantly higher than the $196 billion recorded between January and September past year .


Most liked

World's longest commercial flight takes-off from Singapore
The Singapore Airlines flight took just over 18 hours to fly the more than 9,000 mile journey from Singapore . Instead, it has 94 more-spacious premium economy and 67 business class seats, which can fold out into a bed.

Hazard would like to be reunited with Jose Mourinho
Hazard has admitted he is one of the best players in the world. Who do you think will win the 2018 Ballon d'Or? We will see.

Things You Should Know Before Buying Black Ops 4
One of the drastic changes coming to Black Ops 4 is the lack of a campaign. While another wrote: "Honestly this is the best BR that exist right now".

Bronson Burgoon has 1st-round lead at CIMB Classic
I've been working with the same coach and same swing thought. "Well, this year all four of us have been playing really well. He finished T10 and T3 in the last two years here and also won the Malaysian Open on the West course in 2015.

Mega Millions jackpot numbers are in
Francisco Bay Area joined an office pool and hit the winning numbers for a $543 million payoff. The immediate cash value of the prize, which winners can opt to take, is $309 million.

Dead Infants Found in Detroit's Shuttered Cantrell Funeral Home
The remains of 11 infants were found Friday at a former funeral home in Detroit , Michigan, police said. Police want to speak to the former funeral home's longtime owner, Raymond Cantrell , Bowser said .

Chicago's Third Women's March Focuses On The Polls
In court, Kavanaugh asked questions of both sides in arguments over increased prison sentences for repeat offenders. And the president is now using the hard feelings stemming from the Kavanaugh battle to rally Republican voters.

India wins seat at United Nations Human Rights Council
The Council is made up of 47 United Nations member states which are elected for three years, with a new cohort joining every year. Countries can be elected to only two consecutive terms and India had taken a year's break when its term ended in 2017.

All the Royal Family's outfits for Princess Eugenie's wedding - Meghan to Kate
The couple invited 1,200 members of the public to come onto the castle grounds for a closer glimpse of proceedings. This is not the first time a new husband has not been given a royal title.

Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead
An 80-mile stretch of Interstate 10 was reopened Thursday after it was shut down to clear debris form Hurricane Michael. So far, no counties along the devastated northwest Florida coast have reported deaths related to the storm.

Bloomberg Rejoins Democrats, Signals Interest in Presidential Bid
He has said he will "take a look" at a presidential campaign after the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Last month Bloomberg told the New York Times that, if he were to run for president, he would "have to run as a Democrat".

Essential's Next Phone Will Be A Wildly Different, AI-Powered Companion
Rubin has already achieved one of the biggest feats by the laying the foundation of the modern smartphone business with Android. Previously we heard that the next project for the company would be a smart speaker rather than the next Essential Phone .

Lewis Hamilton says F1 media needs to show Sebastian Vettel more respect
Hamilton stands on the brink of a fifth world championship after a remarkable run of six victories from the past seven races. It means the championship could be decided as early as the United States Grand Prix in a fortnight's time.

Ministers in revolt over May’s Brexit concessions
The document stated that the UK Government "expects" this arrangement to remain in place no later than the end of December 2021. The BBC understands concerns centred around plans to ensure no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland .

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.