Tropical storm Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

Hurricane season is very much still here and today the 13th named storm of the 2018 hurricane season will be Michael

The Tampa Bay area is under a storm-surge watch. "Do not think you can survive it", Scott said. The worst conditions for central Georgia will be Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said the Florida Forest Service and the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement are preparing teams to support urban search and rescue operations. He added, "Today it is about life and safety".

Carpenter said conditions could "start deteriorating" in Beaufort County late Tuesday at the earliest, but effects would be more likely Wednesday or Thursday.

"The storm surge is absolutely deadly".

Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency in Alabama as Hurricane Michael takes aim at Gulf coast.

A statement from Ivey's office warns of possible wide-spread power outages, wind damage and debris as the result of high winds and heavy rain.

Michael set to come ashore across Florida on Wednesday with 120 miles per hour winds as a Category 3 storm. Some southern Alabama counties were under a tropical storm watch Monday afternoon. This will place a low, but present threat for flash flooding, strong to damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes.

Hurricane warnings are in effect from the Alabama/Florida state line to the Suwanee River along Florida's Big Bend. "As Hurricane Michael nears landfall, we are working with state and local officials in Florida to take all necessary precautions", Trump said on Monday. If the forecast is correct, Michael would be the 11th major hurricane to hit Florida in October since records began in 1851, Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said.

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- Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm by Tuesday morning as continues to move north in the Gulf of Mexico.

Even if Michael weakens after landfall, the hurricane center says, part of the system will keep circulating over water along the southeastern coast - a situation that will likely help Michael remain a tropical storm for the following 72 hours. The storm was centred about 30 miles (48km) off the western tip of Cuba, and about 520 miles (837km) south of Apalachicola.

Hurricane-force winds and strong rain were being felt in Cuba.

A hurricane Warning was issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Suwannee River.

Not almost finished dealing with Hurricane Florence's destruction, S.C. emergency officials have started preparations for Hurricane Michael as that storm moves toward the Florida Panhandle.

Aside from causing power outages, flooding and property damage, Michael could also worsen a toxic algae bloom that has plagued Florida's beaches for a year.

The surge or the rise in ocean water above normally dry land along the coast could reach at least 8 to 12 feet in the hardest-hit areas, inundating roads, homes and businesses.

He urged residents to quickly wrap up their final storm preparations Monday, calling Michael a "monstrous storm" with great destructive potential. Mandatory evacuations were under way in coastal areas, with 1,250 National Guard soldiers aiding the process and more than 4,000 troops placed on standby, Scott tweeted.

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