The combination of a unsafe storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. Again, as we get closer, we can determine how likely hurricane force winds will be, too.
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A major hurricane is a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane, which has winds of at least 111 miles per hour.
Michael's trek to Florida is affecting politics in the state.
Explosions rock Canada’s largest oil refinery as energy company confirms ‘major incident'
Saint John Police said they are responding to an incident at the refinery and are asking residents to avoid the area altogether. The refinery is owned and operated by Irving Oil Limited Refining Division, which is a subsidiary company of Irving Oil Ltd.
Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks
Hicks may have legal exposure in the Russian Federation investigations, she has been interviewed by special counsel investigators. Dinh also announced the hiring of Danny O'Brien from General Electric as head of government affairs for the new company.
Intel claims Core i9 9900K is the "best gaming processor"
Coming with Intel's first consumer i9 processor also comes the first i7 desktop processor not to feature Hyper-threading. Additionally it features 16MB of L3 cache (2MB of per core), supports dual channel DDR4-2666, and is rated at 95W TDP.
The governor declared a state of emergency for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy and Citrus counties. Scott advised Gulf Coast residents to prepare for possible evacuation orders, and he put more than 5,000 National Guard soldiers on alert.
"While the impacts are still uncertain, our area could experience increased wind activity and heavy rainfall, which could cause localized flooding and downed trees", Tallahassee officials said in a statement. "This is coming very fast".
Threats include damaging winds and flooding rain, along with storm surge and inland flooding along the immediate coast. Needless to say, Michael should be taken seriously. "Storm preparations should be rushed to completion today and Tuesday".
Midday Monday, winds were already clocking in at 75 mph 140 miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with authorities predicting Cuba could see between 4 and 8 inches of rain - which could lead to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
"As this system moves north into the Gulf, it is going to drag a lot of moisture up over Cuba and into South Florida".
Hurricane season 2018 isn't slowing down just yet.
In anticipation of travel impacts, Southwest has implemented a flexible rebooking policy for customers scheduled to fly to or from several cities in the storm's path this week, including New Orleans, Panama City, Florida and Pensacola, Florida Tuesday through Thursday. It's forecast to move toward the Baja this week and eventually make landfall as a tropical storm by week's end.