Just when I thought we could breathe a sigh of relief, here comes some more bad news: Hurricane Michael. The following news update comes out of CNN.
The National Hurricane Center has issued out a warning for parts of the Florida Gulf Coast, extending from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River. Hurricane Michael currently has sustained winds of 80 mph and is forecast to continue intensifying into a category 3 or higher when it makes landfall by Wednesday afternoon. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency, advising that Michael could bring flash flooding and tornadoes; the hurricane could also bring heavy rain to the Carolinas as well as the Florida Panhandle. Florida Governor Rick Scott advised that 750 troops will be joining the 500 troops who are already preparing for the storm, totaling 1,250 members of the National Guard.
President Donald Trump stated that his administration is prepared to deal with the results of Hurricane Michael.
“As Hurricane Michael nears landfall, we are working with state and local officials in Florida to take all are in precautions and we urge all residents to be prepared and to heed local officials. I told Rick Scott, we are ready for you.”
If you’re in the southeast area (particularly Alabama, Florida, and the Carolinas), I hope you are preparing for Hurricane Michael. Stock up on your supplies and pay attention to weather updates. You can check out the full article, written by Brian Ries, Judson Jones, Paul P. Murphy, and Veronica Rocha, by clicking here.
Until Next Time…