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October 10, 2018 11:34 PM Hurricane Michael cuts power to over 162,000 in Florida, Georgia, Alabama

(Reuters) - More than 162,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and Alabama were without power on Wednesday after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, according to local power companies. Hurricane Michael hit the northwest Florida coast as a strong Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (249 kilometers per hour) 55

October 10, 2018 9:42 PM 'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael plows into Florida

Trump's message to those in path of storm: "God bless you all" With Hurricane Michael quickly approaching the Florida Panhandle, President Donald Trump was asked what his message is to the people in the storm's path. FEMA Director Block Long amplified Trump's message, saying the "window to evacuate has ... come to a close." The President said it was "very 49

October 10, 2018 4:55 PM Hurricane Michael knocks out power to over 43,000 in Florida

(Reuters) - More than 43,000 homes and businesses in Florida were without power on Wednesday afternoon as Hurricane Michael approached the northwest area of the state, according to local power companies. Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm and is expected to hit the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds 57

October 10, 2018 6:26 AM Michael strengthens into extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane: NHC

(Reuters) - Michael has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and is expected to strengthen further before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle or the Florida Big Bend area, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. Michael, which is located about 170 miles (275 kilometers) 43

October 10, 2018 12:13 AM Hurricane Michael Gains Strength as It Takes Aim at North Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 3 storm over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday while bearing down on the Florida Panhandle, which was bracing for fierce winds and life-threatening flooding. The storm was expected to begin lashing the coast with tropical-storm force as soon as Tuesday night. Michael was then forecast to make landfall 44

October 9, 2018 11:41 PM LOOP suspends operations at Marine Terminal ahead of Hurricane Michael

(Reuters) - The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) on Tuesday said it has suspended operations at its marine terminal ahead of Hurricane Michael. “There are no other interruptions in receipts or deliveries at the Clovelly Hub,” the company said on its website. Oil producers - including Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC.N), BHP Billiton (BLT.L), BP (BP.L) and Chevron 48

October 9, 2018 6:46 PM Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Shane Fernando takes a photo of fallen trees near his home in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Fernando is worried about the approach of Hurricane Michael because he sustained tree damage to his house in Florence and has tarps covering parts of the exterior. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton 43

October 9, 2018 5:19 AM Kathy Griffin defends Stephen Colbert writer who tweeted out against Kavanaugh

Comedian Kathy Griffin on Monday threw in her support behind a writer for CBS’ "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" who ignited controversy over a tweet that said, "Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life." Ariel Dumas' tweet came shortly after news broke that the embattled judge would be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice 102

October 8, 2018 10:32 PM Anadarko shuts two U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Michael

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Monday shut its Marlin and Horn Mountain oil and gas platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and evacuated staff ahead of Hurricane Michael, the company said. Other offshore producers, including Exxon Mobil, BP and BHP Billiton also shut some production in preparation for the storm, which is anticipated to make landfall 58

October 8, 2018 5:33 PM 6 tornadoes hit Texas and Oklahoma, officials say

Six small tornadoes ripped through Texas and Oklahoma Sunday night that forced a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma to close for more than six hours, the National Weather Service reported. Four tornadoes hit Oklahoma while two made landfall in Texas. The tornadoes were from a single storm system. Highway 18 was closed until early Monday after a tornado 79