MARION COUNTY — As tropical storm Michael brews towards the gulf, the Marion County Sheriffs Office Emergency Management announces a close watch on the storm.
Tropical storm Michael is projected to become a category 2 hurricane before landfall on Florida’s west coast and is making a path across the state.
Projections show a potential path through Marion County as Michael crosses over.
While the county lies on the edge of the projection cone, landfall won’t occur until late next week making an exact path unclear.
Marion County officials urge residents to keep hurricane supplies on hand and register on alertmarion.com to get real-time emergency alerts via text, email, and phone.
Hurricane season continues for central Florida until November 30th.
Stock up your hurricane supply kit with the following checklist to ensure your home is storm ready. http://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/hurricane-safety-checklists/