The initial flight was smooth, but things got steadily more turbulent as the aircraft got closer and closer to the eye of the storm.
"We had roughly 4,000 people spend the night in a Red Cross or partner shelters - we expect that number could rise but now we're just urging people to listen to the local officials - heed those warnings because this is a very, very unsafe storm".
The agency said that the unsafe storm surge continues along the coast of the Florida Panhandle. Soon enough, Mexico Beach's emerald waters and sugar-sand beaches were covered in a dark sea of debris, she said.
Duke Energy reported more than 100,000 outages for customers in North and South Carolina Thursday afternoon and that number continued to grow.
Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 Florida counties. "The historical record, going back to 1851, finds no Category-4 hurricane ever hitting the Florida Panhandle".
The storm made landfall near Panama City in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, the most powerful hurricane to hit the region since the mid-1800s, according to the Federal Emergency Management Service.
Authorities had urged coastal residents in 20 Florida counties along a 200-mile (320-km) stretch of shoreline to head to higher ground before the storm, but anyone who had not fled by Wednesday morning was told it was too late to evacuate. It was heading north-northeast at 14 miles per hour (22 kph) with maximum sustained winds down to 150 miles per hour, the hurricane center said. By early Thursday, Michael had been downgraded to a tropical storm.
With a storm surge that could hit 13 feet, Michael could blow ashore as the strongest in the nation this year.
Videos have been posted throughout the day as the hurricane hits the Gulf Coast and one in particular taken in Panama City Beach, Florida shows the insane power of the storm.
Schools and state offices in the area are to remain shut this week.
A unsafe storm surge continued along the coastal Florida panhandle; a National Ocean Service station in Apalachicola was reporting 5 feet of water above the ground level.
About 2,500 National Guard troops were deployed to assist with evacuations and storm preparations, and more than 4,000 others were on standby.
Michael, a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale when it came ashore, was causing flash flooding on Thursday in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, where some areas could get as much as 23 cm of rain, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. On Thursday, Michael was drenching the Carolinas with heavy rains as it headed toward the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical storm.
With Minnesota's ower prepared to move on from his disgruntled All-Star, Miami emerged as the first legitimate suitor for Butler . The Wolves would have been in a position to offer Butler a five-year extension worth $190 million next July.
Rose's version of Batwoman will be different in that her iteration will be an out lesbian. "But don't call her a hero yet". In the photo, Rose is showing off fiery red hair, a black and red catsuit, and, of course, Batwoman's signature mask.
Minutes after launch, the rocket's second stage separated from the first-stage booster and continued rising spaceward. There have been 30 successful SpaceX booster landings in all, including the at-sea and on-land touchdowns in Florida.
McConnell says he thinks the Kavanaugh fight contributed to Republican voters "getting more interested" in the midterm elections. Steve King, R-Iowa, an immigration hard-liner who has often been criticized for statements about whites and minority groups.
The gist is that the first hit is free, and after that you'll have to pay the nominal fee of $9.99 that Microsoft also charges. The Sony blog post said the PSN name change feature will be compatible with games published after April 1 2018.
Trump also said women, far from being outraged at Kavanaugh, "were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh , outraged". Kavanaugh's nomination seals a conservative majority on the nine-seat high court, possibly for decades to come.
Verizon Wireless will remain the exclusive carrier for Google's new Pixels, which were unveiled at a media event in NY today. The new Pixel phones are also expected to follow the trend of expanding the phone screen almost to the edges of the device.
Third-party manufacturers like Lenovo and JBL already make their own versions, complete with integrated camera for video calls. The Pixel 3 offers an IPX8 rating against water ingress, but the Galaxy S9 holds an IP68 rating against both water and dust.
The role required her to represent the United States and protect the country's interests at meetings of the UN Security Council. On her first day as United Nations ambassador she warned, "for those that don't have our back, we're taking names ".
While glad to have a safe place to ride out the storm, she wasn't happy that her home county couldn't provide shelter. The storm could leave wide swaths of the region powerless for weeks, he said. "So certainly, donating here in St.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ ) has been documenting the increasingly harsh treatment of journalists in Saudi Arabia. A security delegation consisting of Saudi investigators arrived in Istanbul on Saturday to take part in the investigations.
Trump's comments came two days after the Senate narrowly confirmed Kavanaugh for the high court. The ceremonial follow-up event is fairly unusual for new justices.
Turkey Will Investigate Saudi Consulate After Man Disappears
Saudi Arabia to allow Turkey to search consulate for Jamal Khashoggi; State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports. Saudi officials insisted he left the building through another exit, but have not provided public evidence to prove it.
Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks
Fox Chief Legal and Policy Officer Viet Dinh released a statement about the decision to hire Hicks and Danny O'Brien. Julie Henderson and Nathaniel Brown, the communications team at 21st Century Fox, are not moving to the new company.
Michael Could Become Cat 2 Hurricane Before It Hits Florida
Expect widely scattered showers moving onshore through our Monday with the downpours becoming more frequent through Tuesday. King tides also could factor in to how much water the area will see, but, he said, those also are being monitored.
Google+ to shut down after security bug
Google Plus was also very user friendly, allowing people to share announcements with friends very easily. Even with the data patched, Google has advised they will be shutting down Google+ for consumers.
'Made By Google' Products Coming Out This Week
At least Google's Chrome OS tablet will be useful for some people, and there are never too many nice tablets on the market. Multiple images, videos and spec-sheet leaks have given us a pretty good idea of the design of the new Pixel phones .