Hurricane Michael Headed for Florida, Reaches Category 4

A satellite photo of Hurricane Michael over the gulf of mexico, published by NOAA (Photo Credit:

Lindsey Miller, Editor, Staff Writer

Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm, makes its way towards northern Florida, and may be one of the deadliest storms to hit the state of Florida in decades. Governor Rick Scott warned Tuesday, October 9th that “This storm can kill you… if there’s an evacuation order go to safety” (

As of 12:04 PM on October 10th, Hurricane Michael has reached sustained winds of 150 mph, “And the National Weather Service in Tallahassee says it has issued its first-ever “extreme wind warning”” (

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall Wednesday, October 10th, in the afternoon, hitting northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle (

The states of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia have all declared states of emergency. Governor Rick Scott has also activated 3,500 Florida National Guard troops. In addition, heavy rains are forecast to hit the still-recovering Carolinas, with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper telling citizens “I know people are fatigued from Florence, but don’t let this storm catch you with your guard down” (