People from Alabama to Florida are bracing for Hurricane Michael. Michael is forecast to become a major hurricane by today or tonight and should make landfall tomorrow afternoon or evening. “Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge, heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds,” according to the National Hurricane Center. A hurricane watch has been posted for the Florida Gulf Coast, all the way from the Alabama border to the Suwannee River in Florida. A storm surge of up to 12 feet is forecast for a large section of the Florida coast. Governor Rick Scott called Michael a “monstrous hurricane” and has declared a state of emergency for 35 Florida counties from the Panhandle to Tampa Bay.
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