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Florida Braces For Impact as Michael Rapidly Intensifies

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael, set to hit the mainland Wednesday.

The governor tweeted out a number of warnings Monday.

He encouraged Floridians to take necessary precautions ahead of the storm to keep themselves safe.

Hurricane Michael was previously considered a Tropical Storm until late Monday morning when the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded the storm to a Hurricane.

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“It is imperative that families have a plan and are prepared for this storm,” Scott tweeted.

Winds have increased from 35 mph to 75 mph, according to data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft.

The state is now under a state of emergency and cities like Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee in particular have been warned to brace themselves before the hurricane.

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A mandatory evacuation has been issued for Florida’s Gulf county, which includes Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and surrounding areas.

Floridians should expect heavy rainfall and dangerous winds increasing through the northeastern gulf coast, according to the NHC.

Hurricane Michael will travel across the eastern Gulf Tuesday and move inland over the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, the NHC reported.

Tropical Storm Leslie is also expected to build strength late Monday in the Gulf of Mexico.

Puerto Ricans are still attempting to recover from Hurricanes Maria and Harvey, which hit the island territory in September 2017 and August 2017 respectively.

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North and South Carolinians are also recovering from mid-September’s Hurricane Florence.

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