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Hurricane Michael: Out Of Nowhere

Hurricane Michael: Out Of Nowhere

Michael was a Category 1 storm, with sustained winds of up to 90 miles per hour (150 kph), and gaining strength after it skirted Cuba's western tip, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said early on Tuesday.

State offices, schools and universities were to close on Tuesday through the end of the week in panhandle counties.

Some further strengthening is expected overnight and on Wednesday, and Michael is forecast to become a category 4 hurricane before it makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle or the Florida Big Bend area.

Michael is expected to become a major hurricane by today or tonight, according to a Monday evening advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

After landfall, Michael is expected to weaken as it tracks quickly northeast, and the forecast track brings the center across southeast Georgia and southeast SC in the Wednesday night and Thursday time period.

Florida governor Rick Scott said residents of the state's Panhandle "need to be prepared for a direct hit with sustained hurricane force winds".

Some areas that experienced flooding from Florence are likely to face renewed flooding but perhaps on a lesser scale due to Michael's forecast increasing speed. On Monday afternoon, choppy surf crashed along the shores of Franklin County, Florida.

"We are already seeing the impacts of Michael here in Central Florida with on and off rain throughout the day", Bridges said. A tropical storm warning was also in place for Isle of Youth in Cuba and from Tulum to Cabo Catoche along the coast of Mexico.

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He also has declared a state of emergency for 35 counties and asked President Donald Trump for assistance ahead of the storm.

"Hurricane Michael is forecast to be a category three storm when it makes landfall and the impact could be devastating", Scott tweeted.

A new hurricane is making its way toward Florida and is expected to bring more rainfall to southeastern North Carolina this week.

Rain chances stand at 60 percent in Orlando on Tuesday and Wednesday before jumping to 70 percent on Thursday.

Some southern Alabama counties were under a tropical storm watch, and high surf warnings were in effect on the coast.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for. "It looks like another big one", he said. He urged residents to quickly wrap up final storm preparations Monday, calling it a "monstrous storm" with great destructive potential.

Florida authorities ordered gulf coast residents to head inland or get ready to evacuate as Hurricane Michael, predicted to strengthen rapidly, heads towards the U.S. coast.


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