Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Terrifying GFS path maps show BRUTAL intensity of eye — Hurricane Michael MAP

Florida State adjusts athletic schedules because of Hurricane Michael Hurricane Michael Strengthens As It Rapidly Approaches Florida
Theresa Hayes | 10 October, 2018, 19:59

Rain amounts could easily top an inch again.

Wind gusts could range between 30-60 miles per hour, knocking down trees and power lines, causing widespread outages. "However, it is a storm we need to take seriously".

"Impacts from Hurricane Michael along the Florida Panhandle will include a risky storm surge, flooding rainfall and damaging winds".

"The time for evacuating along the coast has come and gone", he warned later on Wednesday morning. Evacuations spanned 22 counties from the Florida Panhandle into north central Florida.

The NHC said that it could hit anywhere along the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area.

'I guess it's the worst-case scenario.

"I just think that people don't realize the risk of this", he said.

'This is going to have structure-damaging winds along the coast and hurricane force winds inland'. "We have done everything we can as far as getting the word out", Smith said. "Hopefully more people will leave".

The agency warned residents in Florida and Alabama of possible storm surges, high winds and flash flooding. Even so, 77-year-old resident Robert Sadousky wasn't quite ready to evacuate yet.

While most homes around him are vacation rentals or summer getaways for their owners, Sadousky had stayed put through more than four decades of storms.

"Outer band of Hurricane Michael coming ashore here", Jon Ward in Panama City said on Twitter.

A red flag, warning of unsafe conditions, is seen as Hurricane Michael approaches Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S. October 10, 2018.

The boardwalk in the resort town of Destin was almost deserted on Tuesday, the shops and adjoining restaurants closed less than 24 hours before Hurricane Michael was set to slam into this stretch of Florida's Gulf Coast famous for its white beaches.

The storm was expected to make landfall on Wednesday, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall. "We can rebuild your home, but we cannot rebuild your life", Scott said. "We want to get them out of the way". Bill Nelson, said a "wall of water" could cause destruction along the Panhandle. He anxious about the city's famous southern live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and predicted not all of them would survive. "But in my experience, it's always blown way out of proportion".

Governor Rick Scott´s office said mandatory evacuation orders were in place for parts of Bay County, which includes the popular Panama City beach resort, and areas in nearby Gulf and Franklin counties. Much of this part of Florida is rural areas known for small tourist cities, beaches, wildlife reserves and Tallahassee, the state capital.

Michael could dump up to a foot (30 centimeters) of rain over some Panhandle communities before its remnants go back out to sea by way of the mid-Atlantic states over the next few days.

The sinister-looking skull appeared briefly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite images on Tuesday as the hurricane moved closer to the Florida Panhandle.