Michael Spreads into Carolinas
Published on October 11th, 2018
(October 11, 2018) – Now a tropical storm, Michael is rapidly moving northeast through the Carolinas. The storm is accelerating through the Carolinas with high wind gusts and flooding rain from the southern Appalachians to parts of the East Coast.
Locally heavy rain may trigger flash flooding in parts of the Carolinas and East.
Lingering wind gusts may down trees and trigger power outages in the Carolinas and Georgia.
The center of Michael will continue to accelerate to the east-northeast through tonight across the Carolinas into southeast Virginia, then move off the East Coast out to sea as a post-tropical low.
Michael was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. In Florida, from Panama City through Mexico Beach — where the storm made landfall — and into Apalachicola, houses were swamped or blown apart, roofs were ripped off, boats sank and trees toppled in the high winds.