Tropical Storm Michael nears hurricane strength, state of emergency declared in Florida

 Monday, October 8, 2018

 abc news

Tropical Storm Michael has strengthened overnight and is nearing hurricane-force winds on Monday morning as it sets its sights on the Florida Panhandle.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott already declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in the northern part of the state on Sunday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency mobilized resources from the federal government to assist in preparation early Monday. Officials believe the storm could strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall midweek.