Officials at the National Hurricane Center are now predicting that Hurricane Michael will be a Category Four storm when it reaches Florida's Panhandle region later today. How bad is that? Category Four storms have maximum sustained winds of 130 to 156 miles per hour.
And we’re not just talking about winds – the predicted storm surge is expected to top 13-feet. Michael was upgraded to a Category Three storm yesterday and appears to have Panama City, Florida in his crosshairs.
This is no joke – no paranoia. Officials are doing everything they can to get people out of harm’s way. "A potentially catastrophic event is developing," the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida, wrote in a statement last night. "Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months."
(Source: The Weather Channel)