Past year saw a string of catastrophic storms batter the western Atlantic - including Irma, Maria and Hurricane Harvey - causing a record-equaling $125 billion in damage when it flooded the Houston metropolitan area. Forecasters warned that the storm could produce up to a foot (30cm) of rain in western Cuba, potentially triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas.
Hurricane Michael is expected to bring storm surges and heavy rainfall when it smashes into Florida midweek.
Florida Governor Rick Scottdeclared a state of emergency for the Panhandle and Big Bend areas on Sunday. Meanwhile at least three Florida counties - Bay, Gulf and Wakulla - have ordered mandatory evacuations in anticipation of the storm's impending arrival.
"Every single nursing home in the state of Florida has a plan in place", said FHA Executive Director, J. Emmett Reed.
Category four hurricanes cause catastrophic wind damage and hold sustained winds speeds between 130 and 156 miles per hour. "Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination (s) on Delta, Delta Connection, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed below", Delta said on its website.
"This storm will bring torrential rain, heavy winds and unsafe storm surges to many areas of our state", he tweeted. Based on the latest analysis from the NHC, surge inundation flooding of 9 to 13 feet is possible in vulnerable areas between Mexico Beach and Keaton Beach.
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The Washington Post , for which the self-exiled Khashoggi wrote columns over the past year, pressed for release of evidence. Turkey has said it will search the consulate for signs of what happened to Khashoggi, but has not said when it will do so.
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan warned residents during a news conference Monday evening that first responders won't be able to reach them during the storm or immediately after.
The category-1 hurricane left dozens dead in the Carolinas and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damage.
Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency in Alabama as Hurricane Michael takes aim at Gulf coast.
But should the state lack resources, "we have mechanisms, processes and procedures to get them into our state very quickly", Becker said, adding state officials are in contact with their counterparts in Florida to see if they have any needs.
A large mound of sand in Tallahassee was whittled down to a small pile within hours Monday as residents filled sandbags to prepare for potential flooding.
Florida State University said its campuses in Tallahassee and Panama City will be closed from Tuesday through Friday. This will likely be a storm with the worst impacts seen overnight on Wednesday.
A new hurricane is making its way toward Florida and is expected to bring more rainfall to southeastern North Carolina this week.
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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked Haley for her "excellent cooperation and support", his spokesperson told Reuters . Donald Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as the USA ambassador to the United Nations.
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Trump on Monday expressed concern about Khashoggi's case and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a thorough investigation. Khashoggi's fiance has asked US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to "help shed light" on his disappearance.
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Romer , both from the USA , for "integrating climate change and technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis". The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm has given the 50th Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to William D.
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I was very impressed by them but we expect ourselves to be able to cope with that better than we were able to show". The 27-year-old's future is up in the air after he once again opened the door to a move to Real Madrid .