Hurricane Michael Is Now A Cat 2 Storm

More than half of Florida's counties are now under a State of Emergency as Hurricane Michael approaches.  

As of the 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Michael is a Category 2 storm, putting out maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour with higher gusts and it's expected to strengthen even more before it makes landfall.

That's expected to happen around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Panhandle of the state, when Michael is forecast to be a major hurricane, with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour.  

The hurricane is 395 miles south of Panama City and moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Click Here for the latest from the National Hurricane Center.

Map: NHC


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