By Gareth Evans
14 September 2018
Hurricane Michael upgraded to category 4 storm
It’s reached wind speeds of 130mph (201km/h) and is due to make landfall in Florida around midday.
Hurricane Michael has prompted officials to order 370,000 people to leave their homes and has reportedly killed 13 people in Central America.
“Let me be clear – the storm surge that our coastal counties are facing is deadly,” Florida Governor Rick Scott has tweeted. Florida, Alabama and Georgia have declared a state of emergency. Forecasters in Alabama are warning of possible tornados.
Here’s a guide to surviving monster storms.
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