In Gulf County alone, the first to begin ordering residents of low-lying areas to higher ground, mandatory evacuation notices encompassed an estimated 3,800 homes, said Jessica Sasich of the county's emergency operations center.
Florida State University said its campuses in Tallahassee and Panama City will be closed from Tuesday to Friday.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane. Michael could be as strong as a category 3 storm at that time.
There was a storm surgewarning in effect from the Okaloosa/Walton county line to the Anclote River in Florida, and a storm surge watch in effect from Ocracoke Inlet, N.C., to Duck, N.C.
Past year saw a string of catastrophic storms batter the western Atlantic - including Irma, Maria and Hurricane Harvey - causing a record-equaling $125 billion in damage when it flooded the Houston metropolitan area.
The sheriff's office says Wakulla County shelters were rated safe only for hurricanes below that threshold.
According to the Associated Press, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an order for a state of emergency for 35 counties, from the Panhandle through to Tampa Bay, to rush preparations, freeing up resources and activating 500 members of the Florida National Guard.
Storm surge is likely to be catastrophic north of Crystal River north and west to the popular beach destination of Panama City.
Another national, Neil Fung, said the storm looks like " a major one".
Chatham, and the surrounding counties, are in the National Weather Service Charleston's 5-day error cone with southeast Georgia having a 40-50 percent of feeling topical storm force winds beginning around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Central Florida is not now in the cone of uncertainty as the Panhandle will apparently get the major impacts from the storm. The area from Navarre, Florida, to Anna Maria Island was also placed under a storm surge watch.
Tropical Storm Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday as it strengthened in the Caribbean on a path that could see it slam into the US Gulf Coast later this week with hurricane force, officials said.
Chief priest Kandararu Rajeevararu told The Hindu that there had never been any blanket ban on women's entry to Sabarimala. In fact, this primary function of the apex court is enshrined in Article 32 of the Constitution.
Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court. The 98-year-old, since retiring, called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in a New York Times op-ed earlier this year.
Most diplomats affected come from countries where same-sex marriage is legal, another official said, without providing numbers. But the Human Rights Campaign also noted that getting married in the US still poses dangers back at home for many foreigners.
Five people suffered injuries in storm-related accidents in Okinawa, but no one was feared dead, local officials said. Japan issued evacuation orders and warnings to about 700,000 households in southern and western Japan.
Greater Accra Regional Hospital was the first stop of the day, where the two first ladies joined ten mothers and their babies. She toured an infant clinic in Accra and met with Ghana's first lady at the presidential palace after she arrived Tuesday.
The storm's new categorization means it can cause well-constructed frame homes to "sustain major roof and siding damage". Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said Michael had top sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 kph).
Trump is in Africa on a four-nation tour, with plans to visit Egypt this weekend after stops in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya. Melania held a baby as she thanked the orphanage staff for taking care of the children.
She indirectly criticized Trump last week after he questioned why Ford didn't report her assault decades ago. Kavanaugh, testifying hours later, said he was "100 percent" certain that he was innocent of the accusation.
Venom bites head off October box office record
However, the role also came with a bit of pressure, especially because Shangela said Gaga "handpicked" her to be in the film. However, on Metacritic, Venom has a 5.8 user score, way below than the 9.2 user score for Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born '.
Google shuts down Google
News of the bug sent shares of Google's parent company, Alphabet , down as much as 2.2 percent to $1,142.43 on Monday afternoon. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai knew of the glitch and the decision not to publicly disclose it, the WSJ reported .
There was the head of Interpol: under investigation in China
China has not commented officially on Meng's disappearance and there was no mention of him in official media on Saturday. There was no further word on Meng's schedule in China or what prompted his wife to wait until now to report his absence.
SKorean minister proposes US-North Korea tradeoff
He also reiterated that United Nations sanctions on North Korea should "continue to remain in place" until it denuclearises. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled due to suspicions over how honest North Korea is about its disarmament pledge, but U.S.