Florida hurricane 2018 News

Rescuers Continue to Search Florida Towns Demolished by Hurricane Michael

Dozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already …

Insurers, Reinsurers Can Handle Hurricane Michael Losses: Fitch

The property/casualty re/insurance industry should be able to absorb the losses from Hurricane Michael, on top of losses from Hurricane Florence, as capital remains very strong, according to Fitch Ratings. Hurricane Michael will push 2018 closer to a more normal …

Rescuers Search for Survivors as Death Toll from Hurricane Michael Rises

Using heavy equipment to push aside debris and with helicopters circling overhead, rescuers in the Florida Panhandle searched for trapped residents as officials warned on Friday the death toll from HurricaneMichael was likely to rise. At least 12 people were …

Michael Leaves Path Of Destruction Through Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael’s assault on the Florida Panhandle left nothing more than empty foundations and heaps of rubble in some parts of the small towns it crashed into with near-record force. Communications outages and roads blocked by downed trees, strewn power …

After Battering Florida, Hurricane Michael Heads for Georgia, Carolinas

Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland, headed northeast on Thursday, weakened but still set to soak Georgia and the Carolinas after devastating the Florida Panhandle. A man was killed when a tree toppled …

Fast-Moving Hurricane Michael, Now Category 4, Threatens Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael, with winds strengthening to 145 miles an hour, is poised to be the strongest storm to hit the continental U.S. since 2004, with a life-threatening surge and the potential to cause $16 billion in damage. Michael is about …

Update: Hurricane Michael Could Bring 12 Ft. Storm Surge to Panhandle Wednesday

Michael is forecast to become the second hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in a month as it heads toward Florida with winds of 90 miles per hour. The fast-moving storm has already sent cotton prices to a one-week …

Alberto, 2018’s First Named Storm, Heading for Florida, Southeast Coast

Meet Alberto, the first named storm of 2018. The sub-tropical storm off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is expected to bring heavy rain to western Cuba and much of Florida early next week, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday. Alberto …