The storm is expected to hit the Florida Panhandle within the next day with winds of nearly 130 miles per hour, along with 12-foot-high storm surge and heavy rain that will drench its way into the Carolinas.
"Up to four to six inches of rain is now expected over the Carolinas, still recovering from the floods caused by Hurricane Florence".
Commercial boats leave the Destin Harbor in Destin, Florida, ahead of Hurricane Michael.
Each line is a different forecast model projection for the track of Michael later this week. Using the most recent storm surge prediction for Michael-released by NOAA at 11 am Eastern today-and property level data provided by Zillow, our preliminary analysis indicates that almost 50,000 coastal properties are at risk of storm surge inundation, though many more could be affected by flash flooding and heavy rain throughout the southeast.
Michael looks likely to provide extra moisture to an incoming fall system late this week.
Scott also told caregivers at north Florida hospitals and nursing homes to do all they can to assure the safety of the elderly and infirm.
Forecasters said parts of Florida's marshy, lightly populated Big Bend area - the crook of Florida's elbow - could see up to 12 feet (3.7 metres) of storm surge. Following Hurricane Irma a year ago, 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.
Tropical-storm-force winds will be felt in the area starting early Wednesday, and mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders already have been issued in at least 16 Florida counties along and near the state's Panhandle and Big Bend coasts.
"This storm can kill you", Scott said.
"I just got a crew that came in that are staying also and they're in here helping me get everything buttoned up, tightened down, getting the food secure", Givens said.
In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr. said the 2,300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a blow unlike any seen there in decades.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic nominee for governor, filled sandbags with residents and urged residents of the state capital city to finish up emergency preparations quickly.
The hurricane has undergone a period of "rapid intensification", defined as a 35 mph increase in sustained winds over a 24-hour period. USA producers in the Gulf cut oil production by about 40 percent and natural gas output by 28 percent on Tuesday, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said, citing reports from 27 companies. Since the ground remains saturated in places, that could mean flash flooding, and trees in wet ground can topple more easily in high winds.
"I think that hopefully we'll get lucky, but maybe that won't happen", Trump said.
Neighbors in Alabama - the entire state is under an emergency declaration - also were bracing.
In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide state of emergency, saying on Twitter that it was "in anticipation of wide-spread power outages, wind damage and debris produced by high winds & heavy rain associated with #HurricaneMichael". Forecasters also warned spinoff tornadoes would also be a threat.
Forecasters say Michael is continuing to strengthen as it moves over the eastern Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday night.
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