EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Florida’s storm-ravaged Panhandle on Monday to get an aerial view of the destruction caused by deadly Hurricane Michael, and said the top priority was food and housing for residents. Trump and first lady Melania Trump were greeted by Governor Rick Scott upon their arrival at Eglin Air Force Base, about 100 miles (160 km) west of where Michael came ashore last Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall in the continental United States. “You know many of these people, they have no homes,” Trump said before boarding a helicopter to tour the stricken area in northwestern Florida. “Some of them have no trace of a home ... so our big thing is feeding, water and safety.” The Trumps also later planned to visit part of neighboring Georgia that was hit by Michael before they return to the White House on Monday evening, the White House said. Trump, standing … [Read more...] about Trump to get helicopter view of hurricane-hit Florida Panhandle
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AlertMe WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took his campaign blitz to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, rallying Republicans as Hurricane Michael pounded Florida’s Panhandle. Before Trump flew to Erie, he told reporters “thousands of people” were lined up for the event and it wouldn’t be fair to make them go home, calling it a “quagmire.” ADVERTISEMENTSkip During a hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump discussed the power of the storm. His Homeland Security secretary and the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency described it as a “Gulf Coast hurricane of the worst kind.” To people in the path of the storm, Trump said: “God bless you all. That’s my message. Because that’s what it is. The storm is … [Read more...] about Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane hits Florida
(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Michael is on track to hit the Florida Panhandle midweek as a Category 2 hurricane packing 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) or stronger winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said early Monday in an advisory. A man pulls a boat as Tropical Storm Michael approaches in Cancun, Mexico, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Israel Leal The tropical storm is expected to swell into a Category 1 hurricane as soon as Monday night or early Tuesday as it rolls into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, with winds of at least 70 mph, forecasters said. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in more than 20 counties along the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend on Sunday and has put more than 5,000 National Guard soldiers on alert. “Our state understands how serious tropical weather is and how devastating any hurricane of tropical storm can be,” Scott said in a statement. He advised Gulf Coast residents to prepare for possible evacuation orders. Michael … [Read more...] about Storm Michael expected to hit Florida as a hurricane midweek
U.S.Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to declare a state of emergency today ahead of an impending, forecast direct hit from developing Hurricane Michael next week, likely along Florida’s panhandle. Gov. Scott said Sunday he plans to declare the state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Michael's path to make a direct hit, likely on Wednesday.Currently Tropical Depression Fourteen, the National Hurricane Center said that storm will develop into Tropical Storm Michael later today. Within the next few days, the forecast calls for the storm to strengthen into Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico, at Category 1 strength. Its forecast track calls for landfall across the Florida panhandle next week.The National Hurricane Center’s forecast cone, including uncertainty five days out, shows Michael could hit or have a high impact anywhere from Pensacola to Jacksonville, Florida next week. Gov. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Michael Path 2018, Landfall Timing Forecast: Where is the Hurricane Headed? When Will the Hurricane Hit Florida?
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