Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida
[van id="van/ns-acc/2018/10/09/PY-06TU_CNNA-ST1-1000000004cffe6f"] MIAMI -- Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit.