In preparation of Hurricane Michael, Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a result, Richmond Public Schools and public offices closed early today.
According to NBC 12, Northam moved to declare a state of emergency in Virginia in order to secure assistance to aid in the possible devastation of the storm.
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Be advised that central Virginia is under a tornado watch until 9pm.
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Photos: Hurricane Michael Slams Into The Florida Panhandle As Southeast US Braces
1. Category 4 storm, and counting
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#Michael is now a fierce Category 4 hurricane, with top sustained winds of 130 mph. It may strengthen even further before landfall. No Cat 4 landfall has occurred in the Florida Panhandle in 167 years of recordkeeping. https://t.co/hbdraUzrT2 pic.twitter.com/JFe4Hh3UlX— Weather Underground (@wunderground) October 10, 2018
2. Florida’s PanhandleSource: 2 of 9
3. Orange Beach/Gulf Shores
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These are the conditions @MaryWVTM13 and I found in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores this morning as #HurricaneMichael approaches the Florida panhandle. Winds have been gusting hard most of the morning. We'll have a live report from Orange Beach at 11am on @WVTM13 #WVTM pic.twitter.com/YraVPusp3i— Todd Eagle (@Todd_WVTM13) October 10, 2018
4. Apalachicola, FloridaSource: 4 of 9
5. Florida’s Panhandle RegionSource: 5 of 9
6. Rock Landing, Florida (near Panacea)
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Storm surge picture from this morning around 6:30am near Rock Landing Florida (near Panacea). Can't stress this enough, these impacts from the surge is only the beginning, it's going to get higher! #Surge #FLwx #HurricaneMichael pic.twitter.com/9JHSV6syhM— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) October 10, 2018
7. Florida’s PanhandleSource: 7 of 9
8. Florida’s PanhandleSource: 8 of 9
9. Panama City BeachSource: 9 of 9
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