Publicado: Vie, Octubre 12, 2018
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

Hurricane Michael leads to unimaginable destruction: 17 chilling photos

Hurricane Michael leads to unimaginable destruction: 17 chilling photos

"The wind was so hard that it was pushing water through windows and doors", Decambre said.

The storm's rapid intensification over the past two days, despite shifting winds, "defies traditional logic", according to hurricane forecasters. The storm is moving north at 12 miles per hour. Its center is located 200 miles south southwest of Apalachicola and 225 miles south of Panama City.

"Today is the day". State officials said 285 people in Mexico Beach had refused to leave ahead of the hurricane despite a mandatory evacuation order. With winds surging to 155 miles per hour (250 kph), Michael wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle, leaving a devastating trail of destruction along the Gulf coast before it was downgraded to a tropical storm in the evening as it moved further inland. She had no interest in riding out a Category 4 in her mobile home.

Scott said 1,000 search and rescue personnel were ready to respond as soon as Michael passes.

On its current track, the core of Michael is expected to move northeastward across the southeastern US on Wednesday night and Thursday, and then move off the Mid-Atlantic coast away from the United States on Friday.

University of Georgia's Marshall Shepherd, a former president of the American Meteorological Society, called it a "life-altering event" on Facebook and said he watched the storm's growth on satellite images with a pit growing in his stomach.

Michael, the 7th hurricane in 2018 in the Atlantic basin. At a morning briefing, state officials said 400,000 in Florida remained without power. "It looks like another big one".

Trees were also flatted by the storm.

The governor activated 750 National Guardsmen for storm response on Monday, on top of the 500 activated the day before.

Hurricane Michael threatens Florida with 150mph winds
He acknowledged that a lot of the residents in the area were poor and said it was probably tough to leave. But warmer water in the Gulf and other large bodies of water is here to stay because of climate change.

Despite the widespread destruction, LaFountain said he believes most people will rebuild. Up to 5 feet of storm surge is possible from Panama City to Keaton Beach. Boats once docked in the canal have been pushed far up onto the land, and much of what would normally be on land floats in the canal. And then there was the life-threatening storm surge to deal with.

Boutwell said he doesn't even know where to begin his family's recovery effort. "We'll see winds start to diminish after midnight tonight as the storm moves away". Some residents with destroyed or damaged homes counted themselves lucky to have survived.

Where did the storm make landfall?

"However, I don't think I'm in a position to say - one way or the other - whether global warming played an important role in Michael's rapid intensification", he cautioned. "You couldn't see anything anywhere". Levy County has closed its schools through Thursday; Florida State University, in Tallahassee, has closed as well. "No one's going to survive (such a wall of water)", he said.

"A northward motion is expected through tonight, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday", NHC analysts predicted. "Once you are sheltered, STAY PUT", Florida Gov.

Ken Graham, director of the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, said Michael is "unfortunately, a historical and incredibly risky and life-threatening situation". "It will be life-threatening and extremely risky. Early reports from locals is catastrophic devastation", Sen. Gale Berry, 59, said their neighborhood was littered with debris and downed trees after Hurricane Hermine, which made landfall in 2016 as a Category 1 storm.

"Same devastation. Same winds", she said.

Only three other major hurricanes - Eloise in 1975, Opal in 1995 and Dennis in 2005 - had made landfall in the Florida Panhandle since 1950 before Michael arrived with a fury.

SULLIVAN: That's Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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