Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Science | By Patricia Jimenez

Hurricane Michael effects possible for Beaufort County

Hurricane Michael effects possible for Beaufort County

This would make it the strongest storm to hit the Panhandle of the state since Hurricane Dennis in 2005.

A man pulls a boat as Tropical Storm Michael approaches in Cancun, Mexico, Oct. 7, 2018. "PREPARE NOW", the National Weather Service said on Twitter on Tuesday.

As with any hurricane that makes landfall, there will be the risk of tornadoes being spawned.

"I haven't made up my mind yet, but I know some of my staff are going", said Dave Trepanier, owner of Firefly, a restaurant a block from the beach in Panama City, Bay County, an area where the hurricane is expected to come ashore. A broad swath of Florida's Big Bend is now projected to see a storm surge of anywhere from eight to twelve feet. "It will be life-threatening and extremely risky".

"This is all dependent on the track, but things that could be possible are coastal flooding, rip currents along the coast, beach erosion, possibly tropical-storm-force winds and 3-5 inches of rain", he said. The area from Navarre, Florida, to Anna Maria Island was also placed under a storm surge watch. He Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 Florida counties from the Panhandle to Tampa Bay, activated hundreds of Florida National Guard members and waived tolls to encourage those near the coast to evacuate inland. A hurricane watch was in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River area.

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Hurricane Michael gained new strength on course for north Florida.

Governor Rick Scott said it is posed to be the most destructive hurricane to hit that area in decades.

For now, Lauzau is trying to plan ahead, making sure they have enough water, food and sandbags. The storm could inundate more than one-fourth of that coast's dunes, causing flooding behind the protective dune line, said Kara Doran, leader of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Storm Team.

Heavy rain at the weekend caused 13 deaths in Central America after Michael formed off the coast of northern Honduras.

On the forecast track, Michael was expected to pass northeast through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia on Wednesday Thursday as a tropical storm.

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Mandatory evacuations are underway for Citrus County residents living in Zone A, or in mobile homes.

The storm - which was upgraded to hurricane status earlier Monday - was roughly 520 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, as of the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. ET advisory.

Between 11:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday and 11:00 a.m. EDT today, the storm's maximum sustained winds more than doubled in speed. Seas will build 10 to 15 feet late Thursday, peaking at 15 to 20 feet Thursday night through Friday morning. We might also see some stronger storms that could bring isolated power outages.

Central Florida is not now in the cone of uncertainty as the Panhandle will apparently get the major impacts from the storm.

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