US’s Florida is bracing itself for Hurricane Michael, which is predicted to reach category three before it makes landfall in the gulf coast.
The hurricane that has lashed Cuba with strong winds and heavy rains would bring rainfall of 2 to 7cm and trigger flash floods.
While it currently has a wind speed of 75mph and is moving at 7 mph, the wind speed is to reach 111mph by Tuesday night, as it moves over warm waters.
The governor of Florida state has issued a state of emergency for 26 counties on Sunday.
Locally-ordered evacuations have started ahead of Hurricane Michael in some FL counties. Visit https://t.co/OnxOrhg593 to find your evacuation zone, & follow alerts from your local emergency management center. If you are directed to evacuate, leave, DO NOT WAIT.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) October 8, 2018
If you are in #HurricaneMichael‘s path, you DO NOT HAVE MUCH TIME TO PREPARE. Wind speeds will increase to tropical storm force by tomorrow (Tuesday) evening in the hurricane warning area, and continue to increase – making further preparation impossible.https://t.co/VyWINDk3xP pic.twitter.com/xTRCekUcYy
— NWS (@NWS) October 8, 2018