Hurricane Michael Upgraded To Category Four As It Approaches Florida

Hurricane Michael Upgraded To Category Four As It Approaches Florida

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

Hurricane Michael, a Category 1 storm, has been gaining strength as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico threatening Cuba and Florida.

Michael could be a Category 3 storm when it makes landfall, which is expected on Wednesday, becoming the most powerful storm to strike the panhandle in at least a decade.

As of Monday afternoon, Michael is projected to be the first major hurricane to slam the Panhandle since 2005.

After hitting Florida, the storm is forecast to move northeast on Wednesday and Thursday along the Atlantic Coast and batter the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence last month.

Heavy rainfall and strong winds were spreading across western Cuba yesterday.

The Embassy will also monitor developments and coordinate with the Filipino community in these areas.

In a Facebook post, Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said no shelters would be open because Wakulla County shelters were rated safe only for hurricanes with top sustained winds below 111mph.

"We're well into hurricane season and a big part of being ready for hurricane season is people should have a plan with supplies in order and hope for the best", he said.

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Michael is no longer a tropical storm.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, who suspended his Republican campaign for the US Senate to deal with the approaching storm, issued a state of emergency for 26 counties of Florida on Sunday.

There is a risk for tornadoes in Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As of the 11 pm update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm has sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and gusts of 115 miles per hour.

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

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Alabama-Florida border to Suwannee River Florida.

The Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in NY on Monday issued a weather warning to Emiratis in USA as Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall in the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday.

Astronomical King Tide cycles will cause extra high storm surge on portions of the Florida Gulf Coast with the highest 7-11 foot surge near Apalachicola to Crystal River, 4-6 feet near Crystal River to Anclote River, and 2-4 feet around Tampa Bay. He added that the hurricane looks like "a big one". Residents are being urged to evacuate inland.

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