Helen Neal, 88, and her husband, J.W. Neal, 87, preferred to take their chances in a hotel rather than in their two-story beachfront house about a mile away in Panama City. Those with marine interests should stay tuned to future updates and warnings from the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists offered stark warnings ahead of Wednesday's landfall. Michael did this after passing over unusually warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, which likely helped to increase the storm's moisture content and provide fuel for more intense thunderstorms, a deeper central pressure, and stronger winds. A wind gust to 46 miles per hour was recently reported inland at Tallahassee, according to the Hurricane Center advisory.
The eye of the storm, ... This risk will spread northward into parts of Georgia and southern SC this afternoon and tonight. And then there was the life-threatening storm surge.
Wind gusts blew out windows in homes and office buildings, including the First Federal Bank.
A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Ocracoke Inlet to Duck.
A satellite image of Michael took the terrifying shape of a skull as it roared closer to the Florida Panhandle as a fierce Category 4 storm on Tuesday.
As of 5 p.m. EDT, Michael is still a Category 3 major hurricane with its peak winds measuring 125 miles per hour. The monster hurricane was the most powerful ever recorded to hit the Panhandle and was on par with Hurricanes Irma, which swept across Florida in September 2017, and Andrew, which devastated Homestead in 1992.
Hurricane-force winds extended up to 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Michael's center at the height of the storm. Expected landfall is mid-afternoon.
Jason Phipps looks through his family's roofless apartment after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Panama City, Fla.
"Hurricane Michael is an unprecedented event and can not be compared to any of our previous events".
Before the storm made landfall, Scott said he activated 3,500 members of the Florida National Guard.
A tweet by ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee also showed a what appeared to be a structure that had been torn apart by the storm, its wooden remnants littered like toothpicks in the flood waters. He has covered hurricanes in the state for decades.
Michael is forecast to move off the Mid-Atlantic coast by early Friday, the NHC said.
The blast Tuesday evening shut down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 600 miles northeast of Vancouver. The company will update its customers as soon as it is in a position to offer something new, said Stout.
In what may be a good sign for the Wolves, though, Wojnarowski reported via Twitter that Butler practiced with the team today. According to ESPN's Amin Elhassan , Butler even led the third-stringers to a victory against the starters during a scrimmage.
Behind the scenes Microsoft is picking up some quite formidable game development studios to battle the goliath of Sony. An article from Kotaku has commented on Microsoft's intentions to acquire Obsidian Entertainment.
It is thought that by 2100, global sea rise levels would be 10cm lower that if global warming were to be at 2C. At 1.5 degrees, the report finds that 70 to 90 percent of tropical coral reefs will vanish.
The White House has yet to comment on the United Nations report . "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be", he said. The latest justice to join the bench, Neil Gorsuch, spoke a year ago during his swearing-in at the White House Rose Garden.
Responding to Saudi claims that the cameras were not functioning on October 2, Erdoğan said this was not a logical explanation. Suspicions are mounting that Saudi's crown prince ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
More than 8 inches of rainfall fell in just a few hours on Tuesday morning, according to the Spanish weather company Aemet. After opening his academy to flood victims, Rafael Nadal volunteered to help clear homes of water and mud.
CNBC earlier reported that the company was arranging a bankruptcy loan, known as debtor-in-possession financing. Shares of real estate investment trusts (REIT) exposed to Sears properties also fell Wednesday.
The Nasdaq composite, which has a high concentration of technology stocks, tumbled 244 points, or 3.2 percent, to 7,495. The Fed aims to raise rates to about 3 per cent. "I believe this selling is an overdone panic", Feinseth said.
According to the Henley Passport Index , Japan has the best passport in the world, ranked number one with a total of 190 points. While Chinese nationals got access to two new areas visa-free or visa-on-arrival, it still slide down tow places to just 71st.
Two laps later, the Dover spring victor was forced to return after his left rear tire went flat when a lug nut broke a valve stem. OF NOTE Rain washed out qualifying Friday, setting the lineup on points and giving the top dozen spots to the 12 playoff drivers.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte to star in Royal Wedding
They weren't included in Harry and Meghan's wedding so they're sure to be excited about the second royal wedding of the year . The Earl and Countess of Wessex's children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn will be special attendants on the day.
Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'
Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was "very proud" of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters. None of the witnesses the women said would corroborate their claims did so, and Kavanaugh passionately denied the allegations.
Tway seals first PGA win in playoff
Moore matched Tway's birdies at the first and second playoff holes, before succumbing at the third - the par-four 10th. Snedeker was eliminated at the first hole before Tway ended it with a birdie at the third extra hole.
The Google Pixel 3 Has No Notch, But Google Wanted One
Gboard, the keyboard built into your Pixel 3, will recommend GIFs, stickers and more, to make your conversations fun and engaging. AR Stickers have become Playground and both Avengers and Childish Gambino will be available and will even interact with you.
What is Google Home Hub and how does it work?
There are also other bundles , mostly focusing on Nest (also owned by Google) smart home products and the new Home Hub display. However, Google's upping the ante a bit by adding a bit of home-control interface to the mix via the Home View feature.
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony
The president went on to describe the Kavanaugh hearings as unjust to the man he appointed for a seat on the Supreme Court. Only 20 percent said that the coverage was biased in Kavanaugh's favor, while 35 percent thought it was neutral.