Hurricane Michael is downgraded to a tropical storm, but tornadoes are spotted in Georgia and Florida.
Tornadoes have been spotted in Florida and Georgia, adding more damage after Hurricane Michael on Wednesday. Sightings in Clay and Sarasota counties in Florida, and Fort Stewart, Georgia, come after tornado warnings were issued for up to 50 counties on Wednesday, which has since been reduced.
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The death toll in the U.S. from Hurricane Michael rises to 17: eight in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia. 2018-10-12 (Context: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Florida, Hurricane Michael, state of Georgia)
The storm causes power outages to 550,000 customers in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, and 375,000 people in 22 counties have been ordered to evacuate. 2018-10-10 (Context: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Florida, state of Georgia)
Hurricane Michael strengthens to a category 2 storm with 110 mph winds as it continues to ascend through the Florida Panhandle. 2018-10-9 (Context: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Michael)
Tropical Storm Michael becomes Hurricane Michael and is upgraded to a category 1 storm. 2018-10-8 (Context: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Michael)
A hurricane watch is issued for the Florida Panhandle as Hurricane Michael begins moving toward the Yucatan Channel. 2018-10-8 (Context: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Michael)