A storm surge of up to 13 feet (four meters) is expected in some areas, the center said.
Rainfall is expected to total 10 to 20 centimeters in parts of Florida, Alabama and Georgia during the next few days.
The boardwalk in the resort town of Destin was almost deserted on Tuesday, the shops and adjoining restaurants closed less than 24 hours before Hurricane Michael was set to slam into this stretch of Florida's Gulf Coast famous for its white beaches.
Waves crash against the Malecon, triggered by the outer bands of Hurricane Michael, as tourists drive past in a classic American auto in Havana, Cuba.
Palm trees are seen as Hurricane Michael approaches Panama City Beach Florida
Hurricane Michael is primed to grow stronger and pummel the Florida coast.
Position: The hurricane was about 120 miles southwest of Panama City, Florida, as of 6 a.m. ET this morning, per CNN.
Among people who had fled their homes was Betty Early, 75, a retiree who joined about 300 fellow evacuees huddled on makeshift bed rolls of blankets and collapsed cardboard boxes at an elementary school serving as an American Red Cross shelter in Panama City, near the storm's expected landfall. She was unsure how well her old, wood-framed apartment block would hold up.
Residents in Florida and neighboring states have been told to leave their homes ahead of the devastating weather. "My greatest concern is not having electricity, and living on a fixed income, losing my food". Michael is forecast to be the most powerful hurricane to hit Florida's Panhandle in a decade. He declared a state of emergency in 35 counties.
Five drilling rigs have been moved out of the storm's path, according to the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Some 17,000 utility restoration workers were also on call. It will be only the fourth Category 4 storm to have hit the "panhandle" since 1950: Eloise in 1975, Opal in 1995 and Dennis in 2005.
The storm, which formed off the coast of northern Honduras, has already killed at least 13 people in Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador after torrential rains triggered flash-flooding and landslides in Central America over the weekend.
Markle has been vocal about her thoughts on the royal family and her sister, who she has not spoken to in years. As much as she'd like Meghan "to do the right thing", Samantha has placed "the ball in my sister's court".
But that changes on November 16, thanks to the Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle coming to retailers everywhere. For example, new challenges will go live later this week, and week 3 challenges have already leaked .
The Sydney Opera House, a multi-purpose performance venue, was designed by Dutch architect Jørn Utzon and inaugurated in 1973. Images publicising the Everest horse race will be projected onto the famous World Heritage Site on Tuesday October 9.
Now, "Only apps directly enhancing email functionality ... will be authorized to access this data", Smith assured. The service will be wound down over the next 10 months, with the ultimate shut-down coming in August 2019.
Those numbers are down 50% and 45% from last year's season premiere numbers of a 5.0 demo rating and 11.44 million viewers. Compared to the Season 8 "Wrath" finale of April 15 , "A New Beginning" fell 23 % in total viewers and 27% among 18-49s.
But he is definitely back, telling the crowd, "We find him where we left him". "I can not tell you anything more than that". So sometimes it is very nice and kind... and then the Section 31 version is manipulative, sexy because of all the leather".
Throughout the Panhandle, bag after bag is being filled with sand, as wary homeowners like Mark Schneider brace for the worst. However, Fanara said, Michael's strong winds also could stir up pollution and nutrients in the water that feed algae blooms.
For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. American Music Award presenter Billy Eichner took a moment during his speech to urge young voters to register.
For the first time, a Ballon d'Or for women players will be awarded this year, with the nominees to be announced later Monday. The Tottenham striker captained England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer.
Andy Robertson has warned Liverpool FC that Arsenal and Chelsea FC can not be underestimated in the Premier League title race. Liverpool are now level on 20 points with Manchester City and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after eight games.
Australia toil, Pakistan build big first-innings total
Yasir Shah of Pakistan recovers after being struck on the chest during day three of the first test against Australia. Australia's hopes of salvation had rested on the shoulders of Paine and vice-captain Mitch Marsh after tea.
PlayStation Online ID name change feature coming soon
Sony will allow you to display both IDs at the same time so your friends will know you made a change and don't get confused. All PSN users will be able to change their name once for free, though each subsequent change will cost money.
Fiancee of missing Saudi journalist asks for Trump’s help
The group then left the country on the two private jets that flew to Riyadh via Cairo and Dubai, according to investigators. Saudi Arabia has remained silent as the images have played across television networks in Turkey and around the world.
Taylor Swift makes history at American Music Awards
She urged her fans to get educated on the candidates for their states, then get out and vote , as well. Taylor Swift broke the record for most American Music Award wins by a female artist on Tuesday night.
DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him
The film was previously going to be written and directed by Gavin O'Connor , but he has since moved on to other projects. - Black Zero (@superwonderdc) October 9, 2018I will not be excited for a Suicide Squad 2 under James Gun.
Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number
The outcome will determine whether "my grandchildren would get to see attractive coral reefs", Princeton's Oppenheimer said. At 2 degrees C, we'd expect "disproportionately rapid evacuation from the tropics", according to the report .