October 09, 2018
Hurricane Michael is heading towards the Gulf Coast as the latest threatening storm in 2018’s busy hurricane season.
The “life-threatening” hurricane is expected to reach land as a Category 3 storm at some point Wednesday, but the effects of the storm are rapidly becoming apparent along the coast of Florida’s panhandle and the surrounding areas.
The National Hurricane Center has warned residents within the storm surge’s path to prepare to protect life and property, including southern Georgia and southeast Alabama.
"Michael could develop into a potentially catastrophic event for the northeastern Gulf Coast," the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida, wrote in its area forecast discussion Monday afternoon.
The sobering images of an approaching storm help remind those who ignore warnings just how dangerous these hurricanes are.
There is, of course, no telling how long the livestreams below will remain online as Michael continues its approach.
The live video below is from YouTube user StormChasingVideo. The livestream began at about 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, and is broadcasting from Destin, Florida.
Mark Sudduth with the YouTube account hurricanetrack began this live video from the Hampton Inn near Panama City Beach, Florida, shortly after noon on Wednesday:
This live video is from The Sun, broadcasting the conditions from Panama City, Florida:
This is live coverage of Hurricane Michael from ABC News:
This YouTube livestream is broadcasting a variety of shots from Florida locations, including Lake Worth Pier and Ponce Inlet:
The Washington Post has a stream of the radar for those looking for a macro view of the storm:
This is a live view of a beach in Panama City Beach, Florida. (The stream has been spotty, and we apologize if it is not working at the moment):