Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast as a major hurricane on Wednesday, October 10th , leading the governors of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida to make emergency declarations.
A life-threatening storm surge is likely along the coastlines of the Florida Panhandle, Big Bend, and Nature Coast. Hurricane force winds are anticipated along the Florida Gulf Coast and possibly inland across the Panhandle into southern Georgia and southeast Alabama, and heavy rains with the potential to produce life-threatening flash floods are expected from the Panhandle and Big Bend region up into portions of Georgia and South Carolina. Visit the National Hurricane Center site for up to date predictions and advisories for Hurricane Michael.
Please remember incidents begin and end locally. While we share general information, look to your local emergency management agency for specific information about your area. A list of emergency management agencies by state can be found here. County Emergency Management directories for states in the projected path are included below:
- Alabama: https://ema.alabama.gov/county-ema-directory/
- Florida: https://www.floridadisaster.org/counties/
- Georgia: http://www.gema.ga.gov/Pages/Georgia-Map.aspx
- South Carolina: https://www.scemd.org/who-we-are/county-emergency-managers/
Additional resources are included below:
- National Weather Service hurricane safety tips and resources
- Google Crisis Maps show public alerts, evacuation resources, and shelters.
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration hurricane preparedness and response resources for worker safety
We are closely monitoring this event and welcome you to contact us if we can be of assistance or if you have any questions.