Trinis watch for Hurricane Michael

Michael almost a hurricane moving north into the Gulf	 	 	 			Michael continues to show signs of strengthening Monday morning

Steady to rapid strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and Michael is forecast to become a major hurricane by Tuesday or Tuesday night.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).The estimated minimum central pressure based on Air Force Reserve reconnaissance data is 982 mb (29.00 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND -- STORM SURGE: The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.

Hurricane Michael will make landfall along the Gulf Coast Wednesday as a Category 3 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A review of data maintained by the Agency for Health Care Administration shows that, in 33 counties encompassing the western half of the state south to Hernando County and east to Putnam County, more than half of the 412 assisted-living facilities and nursing homes have yet to implement their emergency power plans.

"I've issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of widespread power outages, wind damage and debris produced by high winds & heavy rain associated with Hurricane Michael", Gov. Ivey tweeted. All of central Georgia is at risk for damaging winds.

For us here in the Tennessee Valley, the system could help enhance showers and storms in North Alabama mid-week, but significant impacts still look to be confined to the south and southeast. Up to a foot of rainfall (30 cm) is forecast for some areas.

The governor issued the warning after a briefing by Pasco's emergency personnel at the county's emergency operations center, the hotspot for county officials and first responders during and after a storm. However, Fanara said, Michael's strong winds also could stir up pollution and nutrients in the water that feed algae blooms. US producers in the Gulf cut oil production by about 40 percent and natural gas output by 28 percent on Tuesday, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. The partial shutdown ahead of Michael helped push oil prices slightly higher on Tuesday. Western Cuba was also forecast to get torrential rains. More than 5,000 National Guard soldiers have been put on alert. Some 17,000 utility restoration workers were also on call. The storm continues to gain organization and Michael will likely become a hurricane later today.

Check out Google's large treasure trove of Pixel 3 videos
The Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch QHD +(2960 x 1440) flexible OLED with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, HDR support and 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The top part of the accessory covers the back of the Pixel Slate and it can be folded so that the device can be used as a laptop.

In Panhandle counties, most state offices, schools and universities were closed for the rest of the week.

BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday began evacuating personnel from Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production platforms. Those who stayed emptied grocery store shelves of water and other supplies. "Storm surge can occur before, during, or after the center of a storm passes through an area".

Rob Docko, a resident of Panama City, Fla., secures his boat at the St. Andrews Marina on Sunday in preparation for Hurricane Michael.

A map posted by the National Hurricane Center Monday afternoon shows the Columbus area with as much as an 80 percent chance of experiencing tropical storm winds from Michael, which would be at least 39 miles per hour. However, forecasters always note it is not possible to say where a hurricane will land until it is closer to the coast. Suwanee River to Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay flooding prolems on Thursday, and possibly a some river flooding on Friday.

Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith said his deputies had gone door to door in some places along the coast to urge people to evacuate.

Related News:

  • Best deals & offers- Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Days

    Best deals & offers- Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Days

    For rest of the users, the all-new Echo Dot will be available for a price of Rs. 2,999, down from its launch price of Rs. 4,499. Furthermore, you could get your hands on the device at an effective price of Rs. 7,777 per month with a no-cost EMI option.
    Jaguars sign RB Jamaal Charles to one-year deal

    Jaguars sign RB Jamaal Charles to one-year deal

    Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is not limited in how he can use Charles, either, which makes him an ideal relief for T.J. He was released by the Chiefs after the 2016 season and signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos for 2017.
    Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Are Already Trying To Get Him Out Of Prison

    Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Are Already Trying To Get Him Out Of Prison

    He quoted from Constand's own statement to the court , in which she said Cosby took her "beautiful, young spirit and crushed it". Even if the judge rejects their request for a new trial, the attorneys said his sentence should be vacated and reduced.
  • IMF Raises Russia's GDP Growth Forecast to 1.8% in 2019

    IMF Raises Russia's GDP Growth Forecast to 1.8% in 2019

    The WEO report also included 2023 projections: 6.9 percent GDP growth for the Philippines, and three percent for its inflation. The Government estimates the economy will expand 6,3 percent against the initial projection of 4,5 percent.
    Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year

    Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year

    The province's immunization rate of 29 per cent for the 2017-2018 flu season was up slightly from 27 per cent the year previous. The timing of flu season is unpredictable, but seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

    Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

    But those past predictions appear to have been far too conservative (a common critique of IPCC reports in general). For instance, by 2100, global sea level rise would be 10 cm lower with global warming of 1.5°C compared with 2 °C.
  • Taylor Swift Wins at AMAs, Encourages Fans to Vote

    As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. The pop star performed " I Did Something Bad " on Tuesday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles .
    Google to close Google+ social networking site

    Google to close Google+ social networking site

    The news comes just two weeks after Facebook revealed almost 50m users had been affected by a similar privacy lapse. The company says it didn't find any evidence that any of the affected personal information was misused.
    Google withdraws $10bn Pentagon cloud bid amid ethical concerns

    Google withdraws $10bn Pentagon cloud bid amid ethical concerns

    While it will still work with the military, the guidelines would prohibit the use of AI in weaponry. Google is taking a pass at a potential $10 billion contract.
  • Apple Watch Series 4 crashes being caused by Daylight Saving changes

    Apple Watch Series 4 crashes being caused by Daylight Saving changes

    It packs a bunch of cool new features, FDA-approved ECG included, and has a powerful new S4 processor, which is more than welcome. The Nike+ watches are great for athletes as they give you heartbeat ratings so you can know how many calories you have burnt.
    Pope Francis meets top US cardinal in shadow of abuse scandal

    Pope Francis meets top US cardinal in shadow of abuse scandal

    Cardinal Marc Ouellet said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's claims were false and "blasphemous", and demanded that he repent. In a document in April on holiness in the modern world, Francis mentioned the devil more than a dozen times.
    Yankees look to save season after Game 3 embarrassment

    Yankees look to save season after Game 3 embarrassment

    This time previous year , Aaron Boone and Alex Cora were experiencing the crowd at Yankee Stadium from very different positions. Twitter absolutely went off on Hernandez during and after the game and he was actually trending in the USA after.


Most liked

Google Photos update makes an already smart app even smarter
You can wirelessly connect the Pixel Slate to a Pixel Slate keyboard and use a Pixelbook Pen which has to be purchased separately. What's important is that the ppi - pixels per inch - remains high so that the display is capable of showing fine details.

Tway clinches first PGA Tour victory in playoff
Luke List (final-round 67), Troy Merritt (68), Sam Ryder (69), Australia's Aaron Baddeley (69) and Sungjae Im (71) tied for fourth at 13 under.

Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID
To make the change, authorized users can access the feature through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4. Additionally, you will have the option to display your old ID so that friends can become accustomed to the change.

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi 'death' squad identified from leaked airport footage
The official also said the journalist may have been killed on the orders of the highest levels of the Saudi royal court. Turkish officials fear that the team killed the writer, who was critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

How powerful is Indian passport? Check 2018 Henley Passport Index ranking here
Singapore had been the top dog, but thanks to a new arrangement with Myanmar, Japan now leads with 190 visa-free countries. At the other end of the scale are Afghanistan and Iraq, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to just 30 jurisdictions.

Lady Gaga mental health essay calls for funding and awareness
Last month Prince William opened up about the emotional toll of witnessing suffering during his time as an air ambulance pilot. It marked the first time the duo was officially out together since the birth of their third child, Prince Louis.

Google Pixel users can screen spam calls
Google unveiled the newest iterations of its Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , at an event in lower Manhattan on Tuesday. And it provides access to Google products like Search, YouTube, Photos, Calendar, Maps, and more - all viewable from the display.

Google Pixel 3 to launch on November 2nd in France, retailer claims
But Android Pie and subsequent changes within Google core apps show that Android as an ecosystem continues to grow in strength. It's not a new technology in reality as many recommend the best photo - but we can't wait to try it out in the real world.

Studies point to rise in mental ailments among young
Now its 2000-strong global workforce can now access personal leave for their wellbeing and mental health when they need it most. Also, our films and comedy shows have stereotyped mental health as something that is either risky or something to be ridiculed.

Alonso furious with 'difficult to understand' penalty in Japan
The Spanish driver was also awarded one penalty point, while Stroll - who later apologised to Alonso - received two. Stroll was handed two points on his superlicence, taking his tally for the rolling 12 month period to six.

Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced
Despite winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo now sits in third place with just 5%. Other top players nominated for the award are, Neymar, Gareth Bale , Eden Hazard , Luka Modric and Harry Kane.

Queen Elizabeth II's wedding present to Princess Eugenie
The Queen has set in place guidelines for Princess Eugenie's mum to follow at the royal wedding this Friday. And that's not because there's some sort of ongoing feud between them or behind closed doors.

New iPad Pro details leak: 4K over USB-C, better Pencil pairing
Additionally, a new Apple Pencil is also rumored with pairing procedure similar to that of Apple's AirPods and HomePod. Because of the lack of a notch, the top bezels will have to remain thick enough to contain the TrueDepth Camera.

Thousands march through Edinburgh to back Scottish independence
Nicola Sturgeon , the SNP leader, has said her MPs would back a new referendum on the Brexit deal, the so-called People's Vote .

RUMOR: Sources Reporting that Microsoft May Be Buying Obsidian Entertainment
If the rumors are true, it would mean that one of the most well-respected RPG developers would come under the banner of Microsoft. Obsidian's relationship with Microsoft doesn't leave much in the way of company friendship.