Wind gusts up to 50 mph reported in Charleston from Tropical Storm Michael

Wind gusts up to 50 mph reported in Charleston from Tropical Storm Michael

Gov. Northam declares state of emergency ahead of potential impacts from Michael

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon ahead of the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Michael.

The order will mobilize resources, help Virginia mitigate any damage, and streamline the process that the Commonwealth uses to provide assistance to other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. 

Another impact lingering into Friday will be flights, with American Airlines canceling its first three flights out of Wilmington International Airport. Gary Broughton, the airport’s deputy director, said the first American flight to depart will be at 7:09 a.m. to Charlotte. As of 4 p.m., Delta planned to announce on a normal schedule and United had not made a final decision.

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“As Tropical Storm Michael turns to the Commonwealth, I want to urge all Virginians to prepare for the serious possibility of flash floods, tropical storm force winds, tornadoes, and power outages,” Gov. Northam said. “I am declaring a state of emergency in order to provide state assets to Virginians and to assist our neighbors in states who are dealing with the devastating effects of this historic storm. My thoughts are with all those along with the Gulf Coast and my administration will continue our outreach to governors and state agencies where Hurricane Michael has produced widespread damage.”

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I am declaring a state of emergency in order to provide state assets to Virginians and to assist our neighbors in states who are dealing with the devastating effects of this historic storm. My thoughts are with all those along with the Gulf Coast and my administration will continue our outreach to governors and state agencies where Hurricane Michael has produced widespread damage."

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The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and tropical-storm-force winds to parts of the Commonwealth, including Hampton Roads. A tornado watch was issued early Thursday for much of Virginia and North Carolina until 9 p.m.

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Peggy Breeland told The State that crawfish were crawling all over the yard of her waterfront home on Lake Murray.

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The city’s done what it can to protect Grommet Island Park.  It is surrounded by pushed up sand, making dunes to hopefully protect the park from high tides and surging surf. 

Video: Tropical Storm Michael continues to push out of Georgia

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Fewer than 80,000 utility customers in South Carolina are without power Thursday afternoon in South Carolina, after Tropical Storm Michael knocked out the electricity for nearly 130,000 people earlier in the day.

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