Hurricane Michael gains strength as it surges towards Florida: ‘Monstrous’ Category 4 storm packs 150mph winds in what could be the worst ever to hit the region

Hurricane Michael gains strength as it surges towards Florida: ‘Monstrous’ Category 4 storm packs 150mph winds in what could be the worst ever to hit the region

  • Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 150mph on Wednesday
  • More than 375,000 people in 22 Florida counties were under evacuation orders and advisories
  • But Florida Governor Rick Scott warned Wednesday morning it was too late to evacuate and urged people to seek refuge immediately
  • Michael is expected to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday afternoon
  • It is forecast to bring 150 mph winds, up to a foot of rain and life-threatening storm surge of up to 14 feet
  • Meteorologists said it had the potential to become one of the worst storms in the history of the region
  • Multiple airports were closed in Florida on Wednesday and more than 453 flights had been canceled
  • President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida
  • Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned anyone in the path of the storm surge: ‘You’re going to die’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6259957/Hurricane-Michaels-140mph-winds-unleash-13ft-waves-Florida.html

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