The Hurricane season continues for 2018….
Micheal is seen as threat to the Gulf Coast states and the Florida Keys….
A hurricane watch is now posted for the northeast Gulf Coast from the Alabama/Florida border to Suwanee River, Florida. This includes Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee. Hurricane watches are issued 48 hours before the arrival of tropical-storm-force winds which is when outside preparations become dangerous.
Tropical storm watches are in effect from Suwanee River, Florida, to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay. Also in a tropical storm watch is a swath from the Alabama/Florida border to the Mississippi/Alabama border as well as inland areas of southern Alabama and southwest Georgia.
A storm surge watch has been hoisted from Navarre, Florida, to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay. This means life-threatening storm surge inundation is possible in the watch area within 48 hours….
The storm is now a Cat 3 storm now with 120 mile winds….
Evacuation orders have been issued for the Floras Panhandle ….
Land fall is due in less than 12 hours…
Storm surges could be up to 13 feet
The storm could be traveling up the Eastern seaboard