DEVELOPING: Florida declares State of Emergency ahead of dangerous hurricane
Oct 7, 2018 | 0 |
(Express) Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency due to the high possibility of Tropical Storm Michael strengthening to a dangerous hurricane as it heads to the US coast. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) upgraded the tropical depression in the Caribbean to a tropical storm on Sunday, stating its winds had reached 40 miles per hour. The NHC also added in its advisory that Michael is likely to turn into a hurricane by Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties in the Panhandle and Big Bend coastal region of northern Florida. He said: ”Our state understands how serious tropical weather is and how devastating any hurricane or tropical storm can be. “As we continue to monitor this storm’s path toward Florida, it is critically important that our communities have every available resource to keep everyone safe