Tropical Storm Michael expected to slam into Florida as hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael, Heading North, Could Become Category 2 Hurricane

By 11 a.m. Monday, Michael's top sustained winds were around 120 kph.

It was moving to the North at 7 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane center continues to monitor Hurricane Michael.

Michael has strengthened into a hurricane and is forecast to strike the northeast Florida coastline as a Category 3 with unsafe storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall.

This storm is very different than Florence because it will NOT stall.

The storm achieved hurricane status with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour Monday morning, triggering warnings of a life-threatening storm surge that could hit the Florida Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Sergio is still continuing to churn out in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), but the storm is forecast to take a turn toward the northeast and may bring heavy rain to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas after hitting northwestern Mexico.

An Inland Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Clinch, Coffee, Columbia, Echols, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeff Davis, Suwannee, Ware, Ben Hill, Berrien, Clay, Coffee, Cook, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Quitman, Randolph, Terrell, Tift, and Turner counties in Georgia.

1 P.M.: Advisory 8A has Hurricane Michael about 20 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba.

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Florida has already declared an emergency in 26 counties. Pfaff said that even if a tree did not fall in the last storm, it could be at a higher risk of falling this time.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the November 6 elections, said on Sunday he was cancelling his campaign events and returning to Tallahassee to focus on storm preparations.

An Air Force hurricane hunter airplane was sent into the storm to investigate, the hurricane centre said. Scott also activated 500 members of the Florida National Guard ahead of the storm.

After landfall, Michael is expected to weaken as it tracks quickly northeast, and the forecast track brings the center across southeast Georgia and southeast SC in the Wednesday night and Thursday time period.

Energy companies halted almost a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 10 platforms on Monday as Michael was forecast to become the strongest of three named storms to affect the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year.

"Michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days".

Hurricane Michael will also create conditions for a tornado to potentially form. It's forecast to move toward the Baja this week and eventually make landfall as a tropical storm by week's end.

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