Alert! ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Michael Is Now Category 4 Storm Forces More Than 120,000 People to Evacuate in Florida, US

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Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm that is to hit Florida Panhandle. The hurricane could be “more intense” than Florence and is predicted to be the strongest storm to hit the United States this year.

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More intense than Florence

Hurricane Michael grew into a potentially deadly Category 4 storm on Wednesday before it was due to smash into Florida’s Gulf shore with towering waves and roof-shredding winds as at least 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to evacuate.

About 3.7 million people are under hurricane warnings in Florida’s Panhandle and Big Bend regions, along with parts of southeastern Alabama and southern Georgia. Tropical storm warnings cover 8.5 million people in several states.

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Six airports in the Florida Panhandle have closed in anticipation of the storm’s impacts.

Hurricane Michael was packing winds of up to 140 miles per hour (220 km per hour), hours before it was set to make landfall on Florida’s Panhandle or Florida’s Big Bend where it potentially could unleash devastating waves as high as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

“THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to evacuate before conditions start deteriorating within the next few hours,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott in a Tweet early on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for Florida, which he said could be “more intense” than Florence.

He tweeted: “Hurricane on its way to the Florida Pan Handle with major elements arriving tomorrow. Could also hit, in later stage, parts of Georgia, and unfortunately North Carolina, and South Carolina, again….Looks to be a [Category 3 storm] which is even more intense than Florence. Good news is, the folks in the Pan Handle can take care of anything”.

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The National Weather Service described Michael as “extremely dangerous,” saying it will bring life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall along the northeastern Gulf Coast.


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Alert! 'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Is Now Category 4 Storm Forces More Than 120,000 People to Evacuate in Florida, US
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Alert! 'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Is Now Category 4 Storm Forces More Than 120,000 People to Evacuate in Florida, US
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Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm that is to hit Florida Panhandle. The hurricane could be “more intense” than Florence and is predicted to be the strongest storm to hit the United States this year.
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