“This Is Not Survivable”: Hurricane Michael Strengthens To Cat 4 As Southeast Braces For “Record Breaking” Impact
Hurricane Michael is still gaining strength as it approaches the Florida panhandle. The storm has apparently exceeded the expectations from the National Weather Service, which warned that it is a “worst case scenario” and will cause unprecedented devastation to the communities in its path.
Meanwhile, scientists warned that Michael could strengthen into a Category 5 Hurricane before making landfall, as its maximum wind speeds of 150 mph were just 7 mph shy of the most dangerous category of hurricane, per USA Today.
“There doesn’t seem to be any opportunity for this storm to weaken at all, and it may strengthen,” said Brett Rathbun, a meteorologist with AccuWeather.
One thing’s for sure: Michael isn’t slowing down.