The Federal Emergency Management Agency has told residents of the Florida Panhandle there are only 90 minutes remaining for them to evacuate to avoid possible DEATH from Hurricane Michael.
The storm is now a Category 4 storm - the first Cat 4 to ever strike Florida's panhandle since record-keeping began in the year 1851, with 145 MPH SUSTAINED winds, and gusts to 165 MPH
Hurricane Michael has now become a Category 3 Hurricane and is rapidly . . . RAPIDLY . . . . increasing in strength toward Category 4.
If you live or work on the Florida Panhandle, you should EVACUATE. Few structures can withstand this type of ferocious storm; the winds tear-apart roofs and walls, little pieces at a time, until they suffer complete failure. One a roof or wall breaches, wind causes the house to blow apart.
Storm Surge coming ashore is expected to be a minimum of NINE FEET above dry ground within several miles of the coastline.
Monster Hurricane Michael is already causing land flooding in the Florida Panhandle despite being more than three hundred MILES away from landfall.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department, as of 8:21 this morning, water has begun coming ashore in Shalimar, Florida, near Destin and Fort Walton Beach! Worse, this is taking place despite this area being protected by offshore barrier islands!
National Hurricane Center forecasters are now warning that "wave heights as the storm comes ashore will reach or exceed forty feet!"
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg took part in the official, public, swearing-in of new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh yesterday.
Aside from being unable to hide her apparent disdain of the latest addition to the Supreme Court, photographer at the event seemed to catch a picture of a large, possibly cancerous, lump on the rear of Ginsberg's neck!
Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 2 intensity, and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States after it moves inland.
"Michael could develop into a potentially catastrophic event for the northeastern Gulf Coast," the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida, wrote in its area forecast discussion Monday afternoon. Michael could be the strongest hurricane to landfall along the stretch of Florida's Panhandle Gulf Coast in 12 years.
*** UPDATE 9:07 AM EDT TUESDAY - EURO MODEL NOW CALLING FOR 165 MPH WIND GUSTS AT LANDFALL ***