Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

WATCH Hurricane Michael hits Cuba and Mexico on its way to U.S

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 counties along the Panhandle and Florida's Big Bend regions, mostly rural areas known for small tourist cities, beaches and wildlife reserves, and the state capital, Tallahassee. It developed into a hurricane on Monday, and by Tuesday, more than 140,000 people were under mandatory evacuation orders. But fears lingered that some failed to heed the calls to get out of Michael's way as the hard-charging storm began speeding north over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For Pasco County and locations northward, a larger surge is expected.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told residents: "I know people are tired from Florence, but don't let this storm catch you with your guard down".

Mr Rick Scott told a news conference on Tuesday: "Hurricane Michael is a monster storm and it keeps getting more risky".

As of 8 a.m., Michael was a Category 4 storm with winds of 145 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. And isolated tornadoes were also possible.

President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday: "We are very well prepared for the incoming hurricane". "Storm surge can occur before, during, or after the center of a storm passes through an area".

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"I know it's going to cover everything around here", Sadousky said Tuesday, eyeing water lapping at the edge of a canal behind his home. He was amazed at how high the water was - inches from the top of the seawall washing over the dock - considering Hurricane Michael is hundreds of miles away.

Torrential downpours and flash flooding from the storm over the weekend caused 13 deaths in Central America.

According to the Associated Press, six people were killed in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador.

Offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have evacuated workers, halting almost a fifth of daily production. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

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