"And this one is going to end up potentially causing more loss of life and damage than a storm like Irma". Those winds are expected to arrive between noon and 3 p.m. and will continue until 6 a.m. Thursday. According to the US Energy Information Administration.
Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful ever to strike the United States mainland, battered Florida's Gulf coast before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Surges of as high as 14 feet are expected around where Michael made landfall near Apalachicola, Florida.
- The human cost: At least one death has been reported in Gadsden County, Florida, where authorities say a tree crashed through a home and crushed a man. The debris was a problem in many coastal communities and still hundreds of thousands of people were also left without power.
General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command, said some Florida residents may have been surprised by the rapid growth of the storm.
Mark Wallheiser via Getty Images Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home on October 10 in Saint Marks.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Florida's panhandle and Big Bend regions, along with parts of southeastern Alabama and southern Georgia, affecting about 3.7 million people, per CNN. "The emergency declaration is effective for seven days and makes all state resources available to local governments and entities within the impacted area of the hurricane", his office said. The Carolinas are still reeling from severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence less than a month ago.
The calculation changes if you take into account Puerto Rico, the U.S. island territory in the Caribbean that was devastated by Hurricane Maria past year.
Powerful winds, devastating storm surge and heavy rain are predicted in the Florida Panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land along the Gulf of Mexico.
Michael made landfall around 1:00 pm Eastern time (1700 GMT) near Mexico Beach, a resort town about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Panama City on the Florida Panhandle, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 5.5 feet of inundation above ground level.
It has now weakened to a tropical storm over south-central Georgia.
Images captured by Associated Press journalists show how Florida residents took shelter while waters were rising ahead of Michael's landfall.
The lower the air pressure, the less air molecules there are.
Though wind speed is the basis for hurricane categories, central pressure is actually a better measure of damage that a hurricane will cause, a study published previous year in the journal Nature Communications found.
At 11 a.m., the core of extremely risky Hurricane Michael was closing in on the Florida Panhandle in the area of Panama City.
By early Thursday, the ferocious storm's winds had slowed to 50 miles per hour as it crossed Georgia.
As it came ashore, Michael was just shy of a Category 5 - defined as a storm packing wind speeds of 157 miles per hour or above. A man in Greensboro, Florida, was killed when a tree fell on his house, a spokesperson for the Gadsden County sheriff said.
After a long stretch of relative calm, the stock market has suffered sharp losses over the last week as bond yields surged. Ahead of a campaign rally for the U.S. mid-term elections, Trump told reporters: "I think the Fed is making a mistake".
The website claims she is now being treated with dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) at an East Coast psychiatric facility. The Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker announced on September 24 that she was taking a break from social media.
Last month, Pokemon Go shocked the world with the surprise introduction of a new Pokemon species - the mythical Pokemon Meltan. Plenty Meltan are all over the page, including one you can rotate freely to get a better look at the liquid metal 'mon.
Chinese authorities deny that the internment camps exist but say petty criminals are sent to vocational "training centres". Unrest between Uighurs and members of the ethnic Han Chinese majority has seen hundreds killed in recent years.
Defense and stamina stats will also be rebalanced, allowing Pokemon with high defense to better outlast attacks. Soon, this game will get fourth-generation Pokemon, as well as various minor tweaks and improvements.
Riyadh has supported the administration's tough stance toward Iran, a key rival of Saudi Arabia in the volatile Middle East. The two countries have such an obligation under both criminal law and worldwide human rights law, she said.
Soyuz crew reportedly alive after emergency landing
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Microsoft buys into ride-hailing firm Grab
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EU far-right leaders take on Brussels
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Quake kills three people in Indonesia's Java, rattles Bali
It struck the island of New Britain this morning, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there is now a threat of a tsunami. Memorials will be constructed in hard-hit neighbourhoods such as Balaroa and Petobo, he said. "People are traumatized.