Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Set to Hit Florida Panhandle

'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Set to Hit Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael is packing winds of 145mph as it churns through the ocean and is expected to make landfall this afternoon local time (this evening BST).

More than 5,000 evacuees sought shelter in the capital city, which is about 25 miles from the coast but is covered by live oak and pine trees that can fall and cause power outages even in smaller storms. "Historically, hurricanes that approach the Florida coast in this area tend to weaken slightly prior to landfall, but little difference in impact related to wind and storm surge is likely regardless", Kottlowski said.

The National Weather Service said Michael could produce life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds.

Hurricaene Michael is expected to be "extremely dangerous" by meteorologists.

"I guess it's the worst case scenario". "This is going to have structure damaging winds along the coast and hurricane force winds inland".

University of Georgia's Marshall Shepherd, a former president of the American Meteorological Society, called it a "life-altering event" on Facebook and said he watched the storm's growth on satellite images with a pit growing in his stomach.

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A red flag, warning of unsafe conditions, is seen as Hurricane Michael approaches Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S. October 10, 2018. "We can rebuild your home, but we cannot rebuild your life". "We want to get them out of the way". Storm surges and subsequent flooding remain a major concern as governors across the region declare states of emergency and residents either flee or hunker down.

"Don't think that you can ride this out if you're in a low-lying area", Nelson said on CNN. He anxious about the city's famous southern live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and predicted not all of them would survive. "I'm disappointed if anyone didn't evacuate, but especially any kids that weren't evacuated". "This might be really bad and serious".

The Florida Disaster website on October 9 said that parts or all of Bay County, Citrus County, Franklin County, Dixie County, Gulf County, Jackson County, Levy County, Okaloosa County, Taylor County, Wakulla County, and Walton County have been issued mandatory evacuation orders.

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.

Forecasters in Alabama warned of possible tornados.

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