Another TT national, Ray Mohammed, said Florida has been through worse storms and was confident the state would ride out Michael. Comparable storms include Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which had a pressure of 922 mb, and Katrina in 2005, whose pressure was 920 mb.
By declaring a state of emergency, Ivey is directing the activation of the Alabama Emergency Operations Plan, which directs the appropriate state agencies to exercise their statutory authority to assist the communities and entities affected by the storm.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of 10 counties.
The hurricane center, citing Michael's risky trifecta of storm surge, flash flooding and winds, described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as "life-threatening".
"Life-threatening storm surge is expected along more than 325 miles of coastline, and the area of tropical storm force winds now extend more than 300 miles across". We'll find out later this week how severe this storm shall be, but for now, it's time to batten down those hatches.
NBC2 First Alert Meteorologist Allyson Rae will be reporting live from Panama City, Florida Wednesday morning starting at 4:30 a.m. A broad swath of Florida's Big Bend is now projected to see a storm surge of anywhere from eight to twelve feet. "This storm will be life threatening and extremely unsafe". Storm surge could reach a monstrous 12 feet in some areas - enough to "easily go over the roofs of some houses", he said.
The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River.
The Florida State men's and women's swimming & diving teams will not travel to Christiansburg, Virginia due to the threat of Hurricane Michael.
Reuters has reported that evacuation orders and advisories affect 500,000 people in Florida alone. "Take care of them", Scott said.
The storm has already killed 13 people in Central America as it battered Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba with rain and winds of up to 85 miles per hour.
Currently, Central Florida is only expected to experience some heavy rain Wednesday and Thursday. Residents are being urged to evacuate inland.
CNN reports that such language is warranted, for Michael is now "slashing Cuba" and is expected to reach Category 3 status (with sustained winds from 111-129 mph) by Wednesday when it reaches the us mainland.
Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 miles per hour (205 km/h) with higher gusts.
"There's nothing between us and this storm but warm water and I think that's what terrifies us about the potential impacts". That could lead to flash floods, the NHC warned.
Rick Scott asked President Donald J. Trump for a major disaster declaration after the hurricane made landfall.
A wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis, predominantly settlers, broke out in 2015, but they have since become sporadic. Hamas claimed responsibility for the West Bank murder, setting off a mass Israeli response against the group.
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 .
Florida officials said roughly 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been urged or ordered to evacuate. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic nominee for governor, helped people fill sandbags.
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 .
Alabama and Georgia - along with waterlogged North and SC - remain very much in the path of this system over the coming week. The NHC has forecast that Michael is slated to strengthen and will bring heavy rains, damaging winds , and storm surge .
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.
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).
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.
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.
International Monetary Fund raises Zim growth forecast
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.
Venom is no turd as it destroys October box office record
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.
Google to shut down Google Plus after user information exposed
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.
France raises questions over disappearance of Interpol chief
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.
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.