US: Florida Panhandle prepares for Hurricane Michael impact

Hurricane Michael is expected to hit the Florida Panhandle this week. Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency, and directed the Florida National Guard to activate 500 guardsmen to assist with planning and logistics, and to prepare for response in impacted areas.

Source: National Hurricane Center

Prime Floral expects the hurricane will cause some logistical turmoil as trucks/drivers will have difficulty and delays navigating the wide path of storm. Their current plan will be to receive product only on the normal days of service. Based on safe travel conditions and driver/equipment availability, they will have product shipped and delivered as soon as feasibly possible. 

FSU closed
Due to Hurricane Michael, the Florida State University campuses in Tallahassee and Panama City are closed through Friday, Oct. 12. The university is expected to resume classes and normal business operations on Monday, Oct. 15.

Flights disrupted
Delta has advised that due to the forecasted track of Hurricane Michael, flights to/from/through several cities may be impacted. Click here for more information.

For the latest updates on Hurricane Michael, follow the National Hurricane Center on Twitter. See also this page from the NC Nursery & Landscape Association for tips on how to prepare for a hurricane.

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