Hurricane Michael prompts Alabama to declare state of emergency

NOAA: Hurricane Michael 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Hurricane Michael 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Forecasts show Hurricane Michael will likely travel north after making landfall on the Gulf Coast, then turn east, potentially hitting the Hampton Roads region.

Masters compared Hurricane Michaels course to Hurricane Dennis, a Category 3 storm that hit near the Florida-Alabama border in 2005.

"Every family must be prepared". "Hopefully we will have no one hurt and no loss of life".

With Hurricane Michael rapidly intensifying and threatening to smash Florida's Panhandle with risky storm surge, flooding and winds, Gov. Rick Scott didn't mince words on Monday night: "Making decisions tomorrow might be too late".

Energy companies halted almost a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and moved staff from 10 platforms on Monday as Michael was forecast to become the strongest of three named storms to affect the US Gulf of Mexico this year. Two days from now, forecasts project it will be a major hurricane (category three or stronger) bearing down on the gulf coast of Florida.

The NHC warned that both could trigger deadly flooding, and that residents within the hurricane warning zone should likewise "prepare for life-threatening winds".

NWS Charleston's latest advisory on Michael anticipates impacts along the SC coast as early as Sunday night, and minor to moderate impacts along the SC and Georgia coasts Monday until Thursday. Up to four inches (10 centimeters) were expected to fall through Tuesday.

The Orlando area will get plenty of rain and windy conditions, however. "This storm will be life-threatening and really unsafe". On Sunday, CEMA urged residents to maintain awareness of the storm.

"Can you believe it?" Add Hurricane Michael as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricane Michael news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued an order for a state of emergency for 26 counties to rush preparations in the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend area, freeing up resources and activating 500 members of the Florida National Guard. The governor said Monday that he has activated the assistance information line to help residents at 1-800-342-3557. The NHC issued a tropical storm watch for the area from the Suwannee River to Anna Maria Island in Florida, as well as the area from the Alabama-Florida border to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

Many Florida schools, including Florida State University, closed Tuesday and announced they will remain that way until at least Thursday. "We haven't seen anything like this in the Panhandle in decades", Scott said at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center.

The Carolinas are on the long recovery from Hurricane Florence, which left dozens dead and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damage last month.

Recommended News

  • Limousine In Deadly Crash Had Been Modified To Fit More Passengers

    Limousine In Deadly Crash Had Been Modified To Fit More Passengers

    The crash turned a relaxed Saturday afternoon to horror at a rural spot popular with tourists viewing the region's fall foliage. Reuters was not able to reach Prestige Limousine for comment and the company's listed phone number was disconnected.
    Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    A meeting of top USA and Chinese diplomats in Beijing to discuss North Korean nuclear disarmament has got off to a frosty start. In an interview with the Washington Post , she said the North could agree to dismantle Yongbyon, its signature nuclear site.
    Pompeo Starts East Asia Trip In Japan

    Pompeo Starts East Asia Trip In Japan

    Analysts say Washington may now consider new options as China, Russia and South Korea seek to relax sanctions. North Korea has rejected those demands and wants sanctions to be lifted before nuclear talks proceed.
  • Ruby Rose debuts her sensational Batwoman costume for The CW

    Ruby Rose debuts her sensational Batwoman costume for The CW

    The character then went on to acclaimed runs in Detective Comics and her own self-titled series which was published by DC. The annual Arrowverse crossover event begins filming October 29 and will kick off on the CW Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 PM ET.

    "Buhari Deserves Your Votes" Zainab Ahmed, Udoma, Enang Tell Nigerians — APC Convention

    Dickson described the primaries that produced Atiku as the freest and best election ever conducted in the history of the country. He described President Muhammadu Buhari as clueless, adding that the PDP can not afford to fail at the general election.
    'The Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson dies at 76

    'The Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson dies at 76

    Our hearts go out to all of Scott Wilson's family, friends and fellow Walking Dead co-stars during this tragic time. A spokesman for AMC said that Scott Wilson "will always be remembered as a great actor". "Scott will be missed".
  • Australia: Sydney Opera House Site Of Battle Over Horse Racing Promotion

    Australia: Sydney Opera House Site Of Battle Over Horse Racing Promotion

    Barricades were installed in the forecourt, while water police patrolled the perimeter of the Opera House. It should be noted that Herron was upholding the statute of the Opera House in doing so.
    Turkish Police Believe Saudi Journalist Was Killed at Consulate

    Turkish Police Believe Saudi Journalist Was Killed at Consulate

    But the new Al-Arab station, based in Bahrain, was shut down hours after it launched, for hosting a Bahraini opposition figure. The journalist had been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. "But all I see now is the recent wave of arrests".
    Red Sox Elect To Start Nathan Eovaldi In Game 3 Versus Yankees

    Red Sox Elect To Start Nathan Eovaldi In Game 3 Versus Yankees

    I'm not sure", he said. "If he does that, hopefully, we'll be in a good spot at any time when we take him out tomorrow". All that matters tomorrow is that Severino goes out and pitches like the ace the Yankees know he is. "I don't know.
  • Manchester United 'couldn't afford another defeat' vs. Newcastle - Juan Mata

    Manchester United 'couldn't afford another defeat' vs. Newcastle - Juan Mata

    I am a big boy, but clearly, some of the boys - Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch; Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. We have to manage situations a bit better if we can, but they were pushing and pushing and they have so many good players.
    Manchester City forced to share spoils after costly Mahrez missed penalty

    Manchester City forced to share spoils after costly Mahrez missed penalty

    And we hope that they come back healthy and play these easy competitions, the Premier League, the Champions League and all this. That is why I have so much credit for what we have done. "But even if that's happened because he was so young, he has to learn.
    Liverpool v Manchester City

    Liverpool v Manchester City

    There was a bump in the road on Wednesday, but we've got to keep trying to push forward and gather as many points as we can. For Salah it was the first one, so we will see in seven or eight years.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.