Tropical storm Michael is already nearly a hurricane, it's forecaster grows stronger, and could make landfall as a major category three storm on Wednesday along the Gulf coast. That means the panhandle and big bend areas likely to see winds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Tallahassee is likely to see hurricane force winds of 75 miles per hour or more.
We are expecting 4 to 8 inches of rain, and some areas might see 12 inches of rain. This storm will bring torrential rain to most of the panhandle and big bend, which means flooding will be a major issue. Do not take a chance on storm surge. 7 to 11 feet of storm surge is deadly, the water could be over roofs of houses.
I can not stress enough how dangerous the storm surge could be.