The latest hurricane update from the National Weather Service Office in Tallahassee:
Hurricane Michael is a solid category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 MPH. Devastating storm surge and winds are expected to continue to unfold through the day and into the overnight hours. Michael is expected to make landfall as a category 4 along the Florida Panhandle Coast sometime in the next few hours. This is an unprecedented event as there are no Category 4 storms on record to have made landfall along the Florida Panhandle coast. There is an increasing threat for tornadoes today as rain bands continue to move onshore. Michael is expected to bring life- threatening storm surge, widespread power outages that will last days to even more than a week in some areas, downed trees that will block access to roads and endanger individuals, structural damage to homes and businesses, isolated flash flooding and the potential for tornadoes. Trees falling on homes will become a dangerous and potentially deadly situation.
Preparations and evacuations should be complete at this time.
For the latest Hurricane Michael Emergency Information and Updates
Holmes County Citizen Hotline – (850) 547-1112
Facebook – Holmes County Emergency Management
Website – www.holmescountyem.org