These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit
These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit
Hurricane Michael’s eye isn’t targeting Manatee County. But it will affect our weather | Bradenton Herald
13 October, 2018, 23:43
Florida's panhandle coast is littered with evidence that Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. Roofs and awnings are peeled from buildings, pieces of homes are scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches are washed away.
Entire blocks of homes near the beach were washed away, leaving nothing but concrete slabs in the sand.
Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said he's "not seeing the level of traffic" he would expect when three-quarters of the county's residents are under mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders.
Forecasters have said that Michael could make landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 storm or possibly greater.
That included Pensacola Beach but not in Pensacola itself, a city of about 54,000.
Schools and state offices in the area are to remain shut this week.
- The human cost: Trees crashing through homes killed a man in Gadsen County, Florida, and an 11-year-old girl in Seminole County, Georgia. It weakened steadily as it traveled inland over the Panhandle.
As of 11 a.m. EDT, Michael was centered about 35 miles (60 kilometers) south of Charlotte, North Carolina, with winds of 50 mph (85 kph).
As Hurricane Michael spins in the Gulf of Mexico, colleges in its projected path are closing campuses.
The governors of North and SC urged residents to brace for more heavy rain and storm-force winds as Michael plows northward up the Atlantic seaboard.
The Carolinas are still recovering from Hurricane Florence, which left dozens dead and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damage last month.
Long said several hospitals in the Panhandle were hit by the hurricane and patients had to be evacuated.
Because of that, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before landfall", Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the Miami-based storm forecasting hub, wrote in an advisory.
In Cuba, it dropped more than 10 inches (27 centimeters) of rain in places, flooding fields, damaging roads, knocking out power and destroying some homes in the western province of Pinar del Rio.
"The wind that came through here was surreal".
Gary Van Brocklin of Alexandria Bay says he couldn't leave his Panama City beach home and that bridges to get out were closed. Wind damage was also evident. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency on Friday morning said another person had died in the state.
While hurricane-force winds of over 74 miles per hour will be confined to a relatively small area, tropical-storm winds of 39 to 73 miles per hour will occur over a much larger zone and could result in minor structural damage and many downed trees and power outages.
The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left wide destruction and wasn't almost finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas, still reeling from epic flooding in Hurricane Florence.
Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the US mainland, behind the unnamed Labor Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969.
Florida has activated 3,500 National Guard troops. Based on wind speed, it was the fourth-strongest, behind the Labor Day storm (184 miles per hour, or 296 kph), Camille and Andrew in 1992.
Even before landfall, the hurricane disrupted energy operations in the Gulf, cutting crude oil production by more than 40 percent and natural gas output by almost one-third as offshore platforms were evacuated before the storm hit.
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Governor Rick Scott said state officials still "do not know enough" about the fate of those who stayed behind in the region. Michael's powerful winds and surging seas knocked row after row of Mexico Beach beachfront homes from their foundations.
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