Hurricane Michael could bring heavy rain to P.E.I


The center of Tropical Storm Michael is expected to barely miss Charlotte on Thursday as it moves from SC toward Raleigh, bringing heavy rain that could cause flash flooding and possibly damaging winds.

Hurricane Michael caused a transformer to explode as the storm hit the southern portion of Alabama on October 10.

Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the US mainland in 50 years.

Michael hit Florida with wind speeds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), placing it nearly into Category 5 scale, which starts at 157 mph.

Damage in Panama City was so extensive that broken and uprooted trees and downed power lines lay almost everywhere.

The agency said that storm surge is continuing to inundate parts of the Florida Panhandle. Tropical-storm-force winds in the 60 mph range are extending out 160 miles from the center of the storm, the NHC reported at 5 a.m. Thursday.

Emily Hindle lies on the floor at an evacuation shelter set up at Rutherford High School, in advance of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm as it raced across Georgia late Wednesday night.

The death toll was revised to 2,975 fatalities, either in the storm itself or later as the health care and utilities grids failed.

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"This is the worst storm that the Florida Panhandle has seen in more than 100 years", said Rick Scott, the state governor.

U.S. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for all of Florida, freeing federal assistance to supplement state and local disaster responses.

That is rarefied air: only three storms have hit the Category 5: an unnamed storm that devastated the Florida Keys in 1935; Camille, which hit MS in 1969; and Andrew, which plowed across South Florida in 1992.

For insurance-linked security (ILS) and catastrophe bond interests though, this initial estimate perhaps will give some comfort that the impacts to the sector will not be particularly significant, compared to a similarly severe storm impacting an area of Florida with higher levels of property density and exposure.

The Carolinas are still recovering from Hurricane Florence, which left dozens dead and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in damage last month.

Many homes were ripped apart or washed away altogether in Mexico Beach, a town of 1,000 where the hurricane made landfall and the storm surge pushed lead-grey water up to the rooftops.

"This situation has NEVER happened before", it said on Twitter. Isolated areas could get 12 inches and life-threatening flash floods. Neighborhood streets flooded as waves battered the shoreline.

The storm knocked the broadcast of Panama City-based WMBB off the air after the television station lost power, one of more than 263,000 customers experiencing blackouts in Florida.