Hurricane Michael

Dwight Williams, left, and Timothy Thomas discuss whether to evacuate their neighborhood in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Thomas figures he and his wife will be safe from rising ocean water since they live in a second-story apartment. Others also aren't leaving, and a bar along the beachfront road threw a hurricane party less than 2 miles away from Thomas' home as Michael pushed toward shore Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
October 10, 2018 - 1:24 am
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Timothy Thomas isn't budging from his home on Ocean View Drive, even though it's directly in the path of Hurricane Michael. Thomas, a 50-year-old air conditioning repairman, plans to defy an evacuation order and ride out the monster storm in an apartment that's just a...
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Waves crash against the Okaloosa Fishing Pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, as Hurricane Michael approaches the Panhandle. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 8:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 p.m. Major Hurricane Michael is still gaining strength and forecast to become a potentially devastating Category 4 storm before making landfall along Florida's northeast Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in...
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Xavier McKenzie puts a twenty pound bag of ice into his family's car in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct.9, 2018. He and his family do not live in a storm surge area, and instead prepared for losing power for days. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 2:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of...
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This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Michael, center, in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at 3:17 p.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A classic October storm, Hurricane Michael is quite the contrast to September's Florence. Michael is likely to be stronger, windier and fast-moving when it reaches the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. And the water problem along the coast is more likely to be from storm surge...
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Bobby Smith boards up the windows at Jani's Ceramics in Panama City, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 5:10 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Florida's Panhandle frantically filled sandbags, boarded up homes and secured boats Monday as they anxiously awaited Hurricane Michael, which forecasters warned could smash into the state's Gulf Coast as a dangerous major hurricane within days. Fueled by warm tropical...
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