Hurricane Michael aftermath may cause record highs in northeast Florida

12 October, 2018, 04:16 | Author: Tara Reeves
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Rescuers are still trying to get to some of the hardest-hit areas to check for anyone trapped or injured in debris. Bill Nelson, said a "wall of water" could cause destruction along the Panhandle.

Michael plowed inland with powerful winds and storm surge after crashing ashore in Mexico Beach, a quaint low-slung beach town with a population of just 1,200 in one of the most remote corners of Florida.

"The center of Michael will continue to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning, then move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico later today and tonight", the agency said. We are also working with federal, state and local officials to provide public shelter and accommodate those evacuating from other states.

They said it's still not clear how many people stayed put and would need to be rescued.

FEMA's Long said he's anxious the number of deaths will rise Thursday.

"The wind was really tearing us apart".

All of the worst hurricanes of the past two years - Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence and Michael - intensified even more rapidly than this.

According to CNN, Hurricane Michael left more than 350,000 with power and neighborhoods damaged after hitting near Mexico beach.

Gov. Rick Scott said search and rescue efforts would be "aggressive". Nine people had to be rescued by helicopter from a bathroom of a home in hard-hit Panama City after their roof collapsed, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges said.

In a recent study in the Journal of Climate, researchers found more rapid intensifications in a simulation of a human-warmed world, and also that this would prove a key pathway toward more intense hurricanes in general.

An 80-mile stretch of Interstate 10, the main east-west highway along the panhandle, was closed. 'It's absolutely horrendous. Catastrophic, ' she said.

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The storm's winds partially demolished some structures in Panama City and stripped off roofs. One of the carport's legs punctured the roof and hit the 11-year-old girl in the head. But he said the sheriff told him it looked like a bomb had gone off. After it ravaged the Panhandle, Michael entered south Georgia as a Category 3 hurricane - the most powerful in recorded history for that part of the neighbouring state.

Michael is now moving northwards at 12mph. But without extensive study, they can not directly link a single weather event to the changing climate.

Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, before touching down near Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday morning.

A storm that was initially forecast to arrive as a tropical storm instead amped up to furious intensity, hitting landfall just after midday near the small seaside community of Mexico Beach, 160km southwest of Tallahassee, with winds topping 249kmph.

Five people have died in Florida: Fatalities include a child in Seminole County and a man in Gadsen County who died after a tree fell on a home near Greensboro. Refrigerators and toilets and piles of soggy furniture are strewn across properties.

Boutwell rode out the storm because he didn't think it was going to be so bad.

Michael hit the Florida pan handle Wednesday, Oct. 10., at about 12:30 p.m.in Mexico Beach with 155 miles per hour winds.

In an email sent early Thursday, spokesman Eddie Elmore said the road was closed "due to extremely hazardous conditions". "I would have to say at least as long as it did for Hurricane Andrew, and that took months and months".

At least three deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental USA in over 50 years, and it wasn't done yet: Though reduced to a tropical storm, it brought flash flooding to North Carolina and Virginia, soaking areas still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Michael's battering waves swamped streets and docks and shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops.

CNN reported a sixth death, a 38-year-old man who died on Thursday when a tree fell on his auto in North Carolina.

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