Forecasters expected it to hit the coast later in the day and warned of devastating winds and unsafe storm surge of 12 feet or higher. "There's nothing between us and this storm but warm water' and I think that's what terrifies us about the potential impacts".
Florida officials said roughly 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been urged or ordered to evacuate.
Governor Scott warned in a news conference that Hurricane Michael is a "massive storm that could bring total devastation to parts of our state, especially in the panhandle".
"No one's going to survive" such a wall of water, he said.
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On Tuesday, Gov Scott said he activated 2,500 Florida National Guard troops in preparation for the storm.
"We've been through this before", she said. The areas from Chassahowitzka to Anna Maria Island and between the Alabama-Florida border and the Okaloosa-Walton county line could see 2 feet to 4 feet of storm surge. "But in my experience, it's always blown way out of proportion". Mandatory evacuation orders went into effect Tuesday morning for some 120,000 people in Panama City Beach and across other low-lying parts of the coast as the hurricane approaches. That included Pensacola Beach but not in Pensacola itself, a city of about 54,000. He added that people will "not be dragged out of their homes", but if they choose to stay they will be doing so at their own peril.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic nominee for governor, helped people fill sandbags. Michael was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and heavy rain to the northeastern Gulf Coast.
Forecasters said it could bring 3 to 6 inches of rain to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, triggering flash flooding in a corner of the country still recovering from Florence.
Disaster agencies in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua reported 13 deaths as roofs collapsed and residents were carried away by swollen rivers.
Still, she sent signals that Kavanaugh had cleared a hurdle by reassuring her that he believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights is settled law. "This is why women don't report sexual assaults", he said.
Meng's wife, who has remained in Lyon with their children according to police sources, was receiving protection, it said. His duties in China would have put him in close proximity to former leaders, some who had fallen afoul of Xi's campaign.
Earlier this week, a set of Lady Gaga fans were accused of bolstering the opening weekend for Venom through online bots. But " Venom " carries a bad 32% on the tomatometer and scored a recording breaking box office debut anyway.
Trump joins other first ladies - including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - in embarking on solo trips to Africa . While petting of the baby elephants, a calf run in her direction apparently startled by her touch - momentarily unsettling her.
Growth in the 19-nation zone is forecast to slow further to 1.9 percent in 2019, unchanged from the July estimate. The May federal budget forecast 3 per cent GDP in 2018-19 and the same the following financial year.
Spokesperson for the protestors, Rachael Pope, said the Americans living in Malawi had a "take-home" message for US First Lady. But Melania Trump shocked onlookers during her solo tour of Africa by dropping her guard and dancing with children in Kenya.
They said the firm would now "sunset" the app, which failed to truly challenge market leader Facebook , citing "very low usage". However, this breach has to be seen in the larger context of what's going on more generally with data privacy and security.
Jose Mourinho has revealed how Manchester United mastered a magical 3-2 come back against Newcastle United at the weekend. He has scored 20 goals already for LA Galaxy, and is in excellent form. "We have to concentrate on Manchester United".
The bar fight report comes amid Kavanaugh's testimony in which he challenged claims that suggested he was a "sloppy drunk". The big banana-shaped sofa on the set of "Fox & Friends" has nearly always been safe space for President Donald Trump .
Trump Comes To Orlando To Speak To Law Enforcement
President Trump said he has a "very good relationship" with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and has no plans to fire him. The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY .
Windies under fire against India in first Test
Powell added 47 runs for the second wicket with Shai Hope (17) and later another 41 runs with Chase (20) for the fifth wicket. India 1st Innings: 649 for 9 in 149.5 overs ( Virat Kohli 139, Prithvi Shaw 134, Ravindra Jadeja 100; Devendra Bishoo 4/217).
Tom Hardy says his favourite 40 minutes Of 'Venom' were cut
The problem with Venom is simple: only one person involved in this thing seems to understand what the movie should be. IGN: Tom Hardy does his best to elevate a tonally confused script, but Venom will leave you begging for an antidote.
Diplomats' same-sex partners denied USA visas
The organization recommended that partners living in New York City "consider getting married in City Hall" before December 31. Diplomats can still obtain visas for their partners if they get married, including if they do so while in the United States.
American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research
His drug, known commercially as Yervoy, became the first to extend the survival of patients with late-stage melanoma. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a central role in the body's natural immunity to disease.