giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com December 13, 2018


Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida

10 October 2018, 08:08 | Ross Houston

Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify

Michael, A Threat to Maine?

Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid a forecast that it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal residents were boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the unsafe storm heading their way.

Here's what to know about Hurricane Michael, the storm's path, when it's supposed to make landfall and just how risky it's expected to be. Tropical-storm force winds extending 185 miles (295 kilometers) from the center were already lashing the coast.

Citizens of the Southeastern U.S. are being advised to evacuate and bunker down as Hurricane Michael is about to make landfall in Florida. The storm would be the most powerful hurricane to hit the mainland United States this year.

It is forecast to become a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall somewhere along the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said Michael was expected to be "the most deadly, destructive storm to the Panhandle in decades". The intensity of the storm means that the storm surge will reach 10 feet or higher in places and that level of water will inundate many low-lying communities. "Do not risk your life, leave NOW if you were told to do so", it said. Some areas could expect to see up to 13 feet of water.

The agency warned residents in Florida and Alabama of possible storm surges, high winds and flash flooding.

The hurricane is expected to make landfall Wednesday, with population centers like Panama City and Tallahassee sitting in its path. Forecasters have warned about a potentially devastating storm surge, along with punishing winds and rains that could tear through the region on Wednesday and Thursday.

Some 120,000 people have been warned to evacuate along Florida's coast, where schools and state offices are to remain shut this week.

The Importance of the 2018 World Mental Health Day
"We also see, every day, the incredible healing and calming abilities of yoga and mindfulness, and we want to share it". Half of all mental health conditions start by the age of 14.


Oil prices rise as Iranian crude exports fall
Hedge funds cut their bullish wagers on US crude in the latest week to the lowest level in almost a year, data showed on Friday. Late in the session, traders will get the opportunity to react to the latest data from the American Petroleum Institute.


I still dream of Real Madrid move, says Eden Hazard
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 .


Scott said some counties told him residents had resisted evacuating despite increasing warnings.

Other locations in the state are under voluntary evacuation.

Any time a tropical system, and it's remnants, move north up the East Coast we need to be concerned here in ME for wind and rain. Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 Florida counties, mostly encompassing rural areas known for small tourist cities, beaches, wildlife reserves and Tallahassee, the state capital.

Hurricane Michael is now a risky Category 4 storm.

President Donald Trump, who was in Orlando delivering an address to a global association of police chiefs, said the federal government was ready and urged residents to be prepared for the worst. The declaration frees up funding, resources and personnel to help Florida weather the storm.

At least 32 shelters are in operation, according to the statement, and the state is supporting sheltering operations along the Panhandle. More than 5,000 National Guard soldiers have been put on alert.

Associated Press contributors include Tamara Lush in St. Petersburg; Brendan Farrington in St. Mark's, Russ Bynum in Keaton Beach; Jonathan Drew in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Science Writer Seth Borenstein in Kensington, Maryland.

A hurricane warning was in place from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida.



Other News

Trending Now

Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film
Suicide Squad is beyond rehabilitation-there was so much wrong with it that no sequel could possibly work under any circumstance. As of yet, no replacement director has been announced for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Pakistan says it will seek International Monetary Fund bailout as reserves dwindle
The Philippines' 6.5 percent 2018 projection is the second highest growth estimate in the trade bloc after Vietnam's 6.6 percent. It left 2018 growth forecasts for the two countries unchanged at 2.9 percent for the US and 6.6 percent for China.

President Trump says he now likes Taylor Swift's music 25% less
President Trump and Republicans have criticized Swift following her surprise statement endorsing Tennessee Democratic U.S. She also acknowledged her past reluctance to address political issues but said that had changed in the past two years.

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off
Landing and refurbishing first-stage boosters are key to SpaceX's plans to decrease launch costs. In California launched a rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX with the Argentine satellite SAOCOM-1A.

Ivanka would be 'dynamite' as United Nations ambassador
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.

Is the flu shot or nasal spray better to vaccinate kids?
In addition to the vaccination, you can help fend off the flu by keeping your immune defenses strong. Still, there are some people who should not be vaccinated without first consulting their doctor.

Hurricane Michael heads for FL; Means more rain for WNC
The storm rotates due to the spin of the earth and energy from the warm ocean increases wind speeds as it builds. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency in Alabama as Hurricane Michael takes aim at Gulf coast.

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul
A friend of the columnist also revealed that Khashoggi's encrypted messages had been read after he vanished. Rumors and leaks on Mr Khashoggi's fate are "malicious" and "outrageous" the ambassador said.

The American Music Awards 2018
She is now only two awards behind Whitney Houston , who holds the record for most AMAs won by a female artist. Other performers included Mariah Carey , Jennifer Lopez , Shawn Mendes and twenty one pilots.

Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks Lead 2019 Hall of Fame Nominees
According to People , inductees are required to have released their first official recording 25 years prior to being nominated. Fans can cast a ballot daily for their picks on who is most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .