FL Residents Prepare As Michael Continues To Strengthen
October 09, 2018
Hurricane Michael already has a bad attitude...and he's only getting more agitated
Hurricane Michael continues to gain strength as it marches towards the Florida coast. Michael is still a category one storm, but he’s expected to crank up to a Cat 3 by tonight. And according the National Hurricane Center, is offering life threatening conditions.
When you consider Michael is expected to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle tomorrow – everyone is starting to batten down the hatches – and in many cases, evacuate. As such, Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Panhandle and Big Bend areas of the Sunshine State.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has ordered activation of the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to enhance coordination between federal, state and local agencies – and has issued states of emergency for dozens of counties to prepare for Michael's arrival.
#Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds, with storm surge and hurricane watches in effect. Residents in these areas should follow advice given by local officials. pic.twitter.com/JZENNHSQTK— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 8, 2018