LIVE COVERAGE on Fox News Channel: Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall Along FL, AL Coast
Dangerous Category 4 storm bears down.
As Hurricane Michael bears down on the Florida Panhandle, Fox News Channel has live coverage of the dangerous Category 4 storm.
Forecasters say Michael could bring heavy rainfall, storm surges and fierce winds to the northeastern Gulf Coast, and the chance of tornadoes will also increase into Wednesday over parts of the Panhandle, the northern Florida Peninsula and southern Georgia.
"Hurricane Michael is intensifying and is threatening the Northeastern Gulf Wednesday as a major hurricane," said Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean.
Hurricane #Michael is now an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane and its outer rainbands are beginning to reach the coast. This is a life-threatening event for portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast. Go to https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb for details. pic.twitter.com/RtozXvcTE6
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 10, 2018
The storm is 115 miles southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, and 120 miles south-southwest of Panama City, the National Hurricane Center said in a 6:00 a.m. ET advisory.
The storm is moving north at 13 mph and has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River area in the Sunshine State. A state of emergency was declared in Alabama Monday.
"Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane warning area along the U.S. Gulf coast by Wednesday, with tropical storm conditions possible by tonight or early Wednesday. Hurricane conditions will also spread well inland across portions of the Florida Panhandle, southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia," the NHC said.
Stay with Fox News Channel's live coverage as Hurricane Michael makes landfall.