On the way to Florida , «Michael» is gaining strength and on the shore of the sunshine state, in all probability, will come like a hurricane 3 category.
«Just 12 hours separate us from the beginning of the feeling of «impact» hurricanes», — said the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott.
Under forecasts of weather forecasters, «Michael» will be released to land shortly after noon on 10 October near Panama city.
Rick Scott added that Florida Panhandle «haven’t seen for decades». Storm surges can reach deadly heights — 12 feet (3.6 m).
In 35 Florida counties already declared a state of emergency, and airports began to cancel flights. Today, the Northwest Florida Beaches airport in Panama City has cancelled 17 flights and another 14 tomorrow. The Destin airport Destin-Fort Walton Beach, flights are cancelled 12.01 Wednesday, 10 October.
The Airport will CLOSE and cease all operations starting on Wednesday, October 10 at 12:01 a.m. due to the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The airport will remain closed until further updates are provided.
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— Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport (@FlyVPS) October 8, 2018
Passengers whose flights were canceled can get paid for the amount of tickets or to rebook them after the resumption of flights.
It is expected that after landfall in Florida, «Michael» will subside to a tropical storm, but still manage to bring heavy rains and damaging winds in Georgia, Alabama, South and North Carolina (already suffered from hurricane «Florence»), as well as Virginia.