I know, does it make me a bad person that when I see someone looking for donations that I think, "Well, both states voted for Trump and the GOP, so let them deal with it". I probably shouldn't think like that, but I kind of do.Poor animals. The people are idiots that vote against their interests so they can live with the mess.
Hopefully it doesn't strengthen above a 1. They're fear it could be a 3 when it hits land.More rain for the south east and Carolinas?
Florida declares emergency in 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael approaches
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba and is forecast to become a hurricane later Monday as it churns toward the United States.
Michael pounded western Cuba with heavy rain and strong winds and is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane midweek on the northeastern US Gulf Coast. That's the region that stretches from Mobile, Alabama, through the Florida Panhandle and into the Big Bend area of northern Florida.
"Michael expected to become a hurricane very soon," the National Hurricane Center announced in its 8 a.m. bulletin. "Michael is forecast to be near or at major hurricane strength when it reaches the northeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday."
Track the storm
Michael, which formed near the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of rain -- and as much as 12 inches in some areas -- on western Cuba before it hits the United States.
"Michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days," the center said.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and tropical storm warnings are posted for the Isle of Youth in Cuba and the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, including Cozumel.
A hurricane watch has been declared for the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Tampa Bay.
'Everybody's got to get ready'
Scott warned that Michael could reach land as a Category 2 hurricane, with winds in excess of 100 mph.
"This storm will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous," Scott said at a press briefing.
"This storm has the potential to bring devastating impacts to communities across the Panhandle and Big Bend and every family must be prepared."
Scott activated 500 National Guard troops in advance of the storm.
"Everybody's got to get ready. Don't take a chance," he said. "We're going to get storm surge, we have wind, we have a chance of flooding, we have a significant chance of tornadoes."
The governor declared a state of emergency for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy and Citrus counties.
There are many people who will say God will take care of it and send thoughts and prayers.This report was issued over the weekend and it makes for bleak reading.
I want to move South because I hate dealing the with snow, we had a horrible blizzard here in April , but now I'm watching these hurricanes slam into the South.Yea that was craz big hurricane/storm that came through Baja. Unusual, but unusual is becoming the new norm.
Can't really beat California weather. I like rain though so I do wish we got more.I want to move South because I hate dealing the with snow, but now I'm watching these hurricanes slam into the South.
I keep trying to think of the least horrible place to live if I have to drive for a living and not get caught up in a horrible weather system. I've already been blown over once, I don't want to go through that again or worse.
The funny thing is I just started putting together plans to head to Mobile, AL which caught the edge of Gordan and might just miss this thing.Can't really beat California weather. I like rain though so I do wish we got more.