Hurricane Michael Downgraded To Tropical Storm After Battering Florida Panhandle
11 Octubre, 2018, 10:49 | Author: Enrique Watson
As the hurricane, downgraded to a category-3 storm, moved into Alabama and Georgia on Wednesday evening, Florida Governor Rick Scott urged locals to stay inside and off the roads, as rescuers were on their way to the most heavy-hit areas.
"It feels like a nightmare", she said."Looking at the pictures, I'm thinking there is not a house left in that town".
A woman makes her way to an evacuation shelter in Tallahassee, Florida.
A woman and her children stand near a destroyed gas station in Panama City. But the fast-moving, fast-strengthening storm didn't give people much time to prepare, and emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings and seemed to think they could ride it out.
Bo Patterson, the mayor of Port St Joe, south of Mexico Beach, was among 2,500 people there who defied evacuation orders.
Panama City looked like a war zone after being battered for almost three hours by strong winds and heavy rains.
Ken Graham, director of the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre, said Michael is "unfortunately, a historical and incredibly risky and life-threatening situation".
In 2016, Hurricane Matthew, which caused the deaths of almost 600 people in Haiti, quickly grew to a Category 5 storm with sustained winds up 165 miles an hour because of rapid intensification.
Based on wind speed, it was the fourth-strongest, behind Andrew in 1992, Camille, and the biggest one of all, an unnamed 1935 Labor Day storm that had winds of 296kph. "We thought the windows were going to break at any time", Beu said.
There were scenes of devastation in Mexico Beach, a community of about 1,000 people where Michael made landfall around 1pm Eastern time - with houses floating in flooded streets, some ripped from their foundations and missing roofs.
"It's going to be awful", Thomas toldCNN. "You know, that's hard", she said, choking back tears.
President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for all of Florida, freeing up federal assistance to supplement state and local disaster responses.
Trump was briefed on the hurricane on Wednesday prior to it making landfall and said he would visit the area early next week.
"This situation has NEVER happened before", it said on Twitter. Forecasters said it will unleash damaging wind and rain all the way into the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence's epic flooding.
Scientists have long warned that global warming will make storms more destructive, and some say the evidence for this may already be visible. The planet has warmed significantly over the past several decades, causing changes in the environment.
The lower the minimum pressure, the more intense the hurricane.
The deadliest hurricane on record cost the lives of about 20,000 people, with most of the damage and fatalities occurring in Barbados and surrounding islands. More than 40,000 people lost power across the state.
Thousands of evacuees sought shelter in Tallahassee, which is about 25 miles from the coast but is covered by live oak and pine trees that can fall and cause power outages even in smaller storms.
Senior North Korean officials including sports minister Kim Il-guk and foreign affairs minister Ri Su-yong were also at the game. The high-profile sporting display of friendship followed in the footsteps of inter-Korean sport.
In 2005 two in five young people (43%) admitted drinking above the recommended limits , but this fell to just 28% 10 years later. But increases in non-drinking were not found among ethnic minorities, those with poor mental health and smokers.
The autopsy report revealed that Troyer died from "sequelae of alcohol intoxication" which is essentially alcohol abuse. The Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner added, "The manner of death was certified as a suicide".
President Uhuru Kenyatta sent his condolences to victims' families and wished those in hospital a quick recovery. "It is unfortunate that we have lost 51 people", Kenya's police chief Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM radio.
Se los voy a explicar ahora mismo: "si alguien me inspira y conecto con él, no tengo que creer en todas sus políticas", dijo. Bueno, si me preocupara el racismo, me hubiese mudado de Estados Unidos hace mucho tiempo", expresó el rapero.
The company serves just over a million customers across the province, from the Lower Mainland to Northern B.C. Residents previously evacuated can return home. "I was able to see it very clearly from the hill", he said.
A strong aftershock followed a major magnitude 7.0 natural disaster that struck off the southeastern coast of Papua New Guinea. He said there was no damage in the town, but officers had not yet been able to contact villages closer to the epicentre.
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