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
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?
Opinion With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy Listen · 2:41 2:41 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/548853940/549690266" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image People crowd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as evacuation is underway on Thursday. Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images People crowd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as evacuation is underway on Thursday. Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images When crisis strikes, leaders often call for sacrifice. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and in these days before Hurricane Irma churns ashore in Florida, we've seen innumerable Americans volunteer, sacrifice … [Read more...] about With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy
Seconds after casting into the soupy waters of the Everglades, I felt a tug on the line. It was my first time fishing in Florida — anywhere, in fact — and this was making it look easy. When Hurricane Irma made landfall here in Everglades City, in September, it stirred up a bounty below the surface of these mangrove-wrapped waterways. Back on land, evidence of the storm was less appealing. I picked my way over glass shards to a rickety wood-frame general store in front of the dock. The building was slanting precariously from the winds, but held what I was looking for: a working bathroom. It faced the street and the door was gone, blown away in the storm. Several days — and many miles — later, I watched the sun set over the Gulf on a pristine white-sand beach, with no sign of destruction. Six weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida’s southern Gulf Coast, I ventured to check up on the area. Would it be all gloom and decimation, or was this favorite … [Read more...] about Months after hurricane hit Florida, this winter getaway for Minnesotans is ready for visitors