Michael Stampedes Into Georgia After Pummeling North FloridaThe most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left at least two people dead and wide path of destruction in its wake.
Worst Fears Realized: How Michael Developed To A 155 Mph MonsterHurricane Michael was barely a hurricane Tuesday morning, with winds of 90 mph. A little over a day later, it had transformed into a monster. When it made landfall Wednesday afternoon, it was blowing at 155 mph. That's a 72 percent increase in wind speed in less than 33 hours.
Turbocharged Overnight, Hurricane Michael Menaces FloridaWith more than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast warned to clear out, the hurricane's leading edge began lashing the white-sand shoreline with tropical storm-force winds, rain and rising seas before daybreak, hours before Michael's center was expected to blow ashore.
Stronger Than Expected: Michael Now A Category 4 StormMichael is thundering down on the Florida Panhandle strengthening into a Category 4 hurricane early Wednesday before it crashes against the region's white-sand beaches, fishing villages and coastal communities later in the day.
"Monster" Hurricane Florence To Drench CarolinasWhile some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren't taking any chances.
Resistance Is Futile: Residents Flee As Florence Marches Towards The Carolina'sThis will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast, and that`s saying a lot given the impacts we`ve seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd and Matthew
'Big And Vicious': Florence Closes In On Carolinas"This storm is a monster. It's big and it's vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane," said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
Simulated Category 4 Hurricane Devastated East CoastMonths ago disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike very similar to Hurricane Florence alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast.
Hurricane Florence Could Hit Hard: Surge, Wind, Rain, FloodsMandatory evacuations were imposed for parts of three East Coast states Tuesday as millions of Americans prepared for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.
Mandatory Evacuations For Hurricane FlorenceThe National Hurricane Center upgraded Florence twice Monday, saying the storm will continue to strengthen as it targets the Carolinas later this week.
Florence Update: East Coast Bracing For Major HurricaneNorth Carolina's governor says consistency of the Hurricane Florence's forecast track toward the Carolinas has helped the state understand the threat early on and given it time to get ready.
Heavy Rain Expected From Hurricane FlorencePredictions for heavy rainfall stretched into West Virginia.
Updated - Cat 4: Carolinas Brace For Extremely Dangerous Hurricane FlorenceFlorence is rapidly gaining strength to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.