Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Hurricane Michael by the numbers: Over 900000 homes, businesses without power

Image from International Space Station of Hurricane Michael | NASA via Reuters Image from International Space Station of Hurricane Michael | NASA via Reuters
Frank Williams | 11 October, 2018, 22:12

Michael was the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the U.S.as a Category 4 storm in the past 14 months.

Hurricane Michael's wind and storm surge ripped up buildings like posies and carried them inland. Evacuations spanned 22 counties from the Florida Panhandle into north central Florida. Bill Nelson. "You are going to see a lot of destruction when the rescue crews get into Mexico Beach..."

"The rapid intensification of these storms, which was part of what made them so unsafe and devastating, is something models are telling us global warming should make more common globally over the present century", said Gabriel Vecchi, one of the authors of the study and a climate scientist at Princeton University.

"I guess it's the worst case scenario".

Hurricane Michael's battering waves swamped streets and docks and shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops.

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.

"It's going to take some time to survey and clear all the roads", Scott said. Authorities said the state mental hospital in Chattahoochee, which has a section for the criminally insane, was cut off by land, and food and supplies were being flown in. "We know many people have been injured".

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Brock Long said Michael was the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since record keeping began in 1851. "Could be even years".

Many flights were canceled in the hurricane zone, and Amtrak changed some train schedules to protect passengers and employees.

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The combination of those devastating conditions left homes in Mexico Beach destroyed and submerged in water.

Hurricane Michael was a sly storm, one that seemed nearly unexceptional at first. No longer. Michael was expected to bring surging seas up 9 feet (2.75 meters) above ground level at Keaton Beach. Levy County has closed its schools through Thursday; Florida State University, in Tallahassee, has closed as well.

PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: People look on at a damaged store after Hurricane Michael passed through on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. It also was about 200 miles (325 kilometers) south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida. At 11 a.m. Monday, Michael was forecast to become a Major Hurricane. More than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast were ordered or urged to evacuate, but it moved so fast that people didn't have much time to prepare, and emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings, thinking they could ride it out.

Two people, including a child, were killed by falling debris, the United States media reported on Thursday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned it was a "monstrous hurricane", and his Democratic opponent for the Senate, Sen.

But some officials were anxious by what they weren't seeing - a rush of evacuees. "However, I don't think I'm in a position to say - one way or the other - whether global warming played an important role in Michael's rapid intensification", he cautioned. Homes are gone, businesses are gone.

"We've been through this before", she said. "But in my experience, it's always blown way out of proportion".

While many cities along the Florida Panhandle enjoy the protection of various channel, barrier and tied islands, which can help stifle the impact of storm surge on the mainland, Mexico Beach sits between Crooked Island and the St. Joseph Peninsula, directly on the water. That included Pensacola Beach but not in Pensacola itself, a city of about 54,000.

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