Category 4 hurricane Michael roars towards Florida coast on northern course

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Hurricane Michael Category Four Monster
This time the fear-mongering is legitimate

Hurricane Michael has killed at least one person as it continues to move inland over the Southeast.

Michael is expected to bring life-threatening flash floods and storm surges throughout coastal areas along the Gulf, from Pensacola around the coast to Tampa.

US Rep. Neal Dunn, whose district includes Panama City, urged people under evacuation orders to get out before tropical-storm-force winds arrived.

- Tropical Storm Nadine's maximum sustained winds increased to 65 miles per hour Wednesday.

Warmer water acts as fuel for a hurricane, helping it develop into a more destructive, windier storm.

A Category 4 hurricane has never made landfall in Florida's panhandle. Michael is an upper-level category 4 hurricane. A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 5.5 feet of inundation above ground level.

"Safety is our top priority, and EREC is taking all measures to ensure the safety of our employees and the public in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael", said Clay Campbell, General Manager/CEO.

At 9 a.m., Michael, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, was about 80 miles southwest of Panama City, moving north at 13 mph.

It's now a category 4 storm, with winds of up to 140mph expected.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour (230 kph) and is moving at 13 miles per hour (20 kph).

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Hurricane Michael Category Four Monster
This time the fear-mongering is legitimate
USA Hurricane Michael Category Four Monster This time the fear-mongering is legitimate

- Panama City Beach is expected to get a direct hit by Hurricane Michael.

"It's historic, it's extremely life-threatening", said Kenneth Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, said. "We´re just now running out of regular (gasoline)", Danny Hess, an employee at a gas station in Panama City, told local WJHG television.

Central pressure is the measure of how much the atmosphere in the middle of a storm weighs.

Michael also could dump up to a foot (30 centimeters) of rain over some Panhandle communities before it sweeps over Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia Wednesday and Thursday.

"I think that if people are comparing storms, what was really fascinating was that it was still intensifying when it was making landfall, which is similar to Hurricane Camille also intensifying as it moved inland", says AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski.

The surge of water began arriving late Tuesday, ahead of the main storm and before its heavy rains, which will come as drainage systems are already trying to cope with the ocean water surge.

600: The number of Florida state troopers assigned to response and recovery efforts throughout the storm.

Another key element to the strength of the storm is its minimum central pressure dropped again, this time to 931 millibars, meaning the eye of the storm is strong, intact and well-defined.

The hurricane is now churning along at 16mph and moving toward the north-northeast.

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama issued a state-wide state of emergency on Monday "in anticipation of wide-spread power outages, wind damage, and debris produced by high winds and heavy rain associated with Hurricane Michael".




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