Hurricane Michael is 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm hours before landfall

ㅤ”Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm as it moved toward the Florida Panhandle, where it could blow ashore as the strongest storm to hit the United States this year.
ㅤMichael had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph early Wednesday, hours before its expected landfall in the afternoon, and was expected to grow even stronger.
ㅤIf it makes landfall as a Category 4, it’ll be the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. It would also be the strongest storm in terms of wind speed to make landfall in the country this year.”

Full story at CNN. Posted here on 10/10/18. See “hurricane, hurricane michael, florida.”

New Orleans bracing for Tropical Storm Nate amid drainage concerns

Story at The Washington Examiner, notes at the DC Drain, image from washingtonexaminer(.com).

ㅤ”The National Hurricane Center issued the first hurricane and storm surge watch advisories in the U.S. associated with Nate late in the evening, which included parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. New Orleans was mentioned specifically.”