Hurricane Michael will have major impact to southeaster Alabama cities such as Dothan, Eufaula and Troy.
Now upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, Hurricane Michael is expected to strike the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area Wednesday afternoon as a Category 3 hurricane. A hurricane warning from the National Weather Service was declared for the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida Monday.
Expecting mass power outages and severe thunderstorms in the state when Hurricane Michael makes landfall, Governor Kay Ivey declared a State of Emergency for Alabama.
“Alabama is once again in the path of a hurricane, but I know Alabamians will once again come together and be prepared for whatever Michael may bring,” Ivey said. “On the state level we are prepared, now is the time for residents in south Alabama to review your emergency preparedness plans and also get prepared. Tomorrow we will start seeing the effects of Michael and those in its path will need to take shelter by tomorrow evening. Please stay weather aware today and tomorrow for any forecast changes. Most importantly, heed all warnings and instructions from local authorities.”
Southeastern Alabama will likely get the worst of the storm, in cities such as Dothan, Eufaula and Troy.