(WTVA) - Michael is now officially a hurricane with max sustained winds at 75 mph.
Forecast projections now suggest it will make landfall as a "major" Cat 3 hurricane along the Florida panhandle somewhere between Pensacola and Cedar Key.
Monday afternoon Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of the storm.
I’ve issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of wide-spread power outages, wind damage and debris produced by high winds & heavy rain associated with #HurricaneMichael. See the full SOE at https://t.co/ds8p3EQ6m4.
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) October 8, 2018
The WTVA Severe Weather Authority team will have more in later newscasts.
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