Hurricane Michael in Florida, USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

11 October 2018

Florida residents describe their experience of Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit the US in more than 25 years and the most powerful on record in the Florida Panhandle.

One woman in Panama City describes the ‘terrifying’ sound of trees cracking, adding: ‘This was my first year living in Florida and trust me when I tell you it’s my last.’

The storm’s 155mph (250km/h) winds at landfall were just 5mph short of category 5 status.

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the panhandle of Florida on Wednesday afternoon as a category four hurricane with winds up to 150 miles per hour. Tens of thousands of Floridians had already lost power before landfall as the storm’s winds lashed the coast. The hurricane is one of the strongest on record to make landfall in Florida and the first ever of that strength to hit the Florida Panhandle. It is projected to move through Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas in the coming days and bring widespread flooding and power outages in those areas. An estimated 375,000 people live in areas under mandatory evacuation. Some 4,000 people had already taken refuge in shelters by Tuesday night, according to the Red Cross: here.

MICHAEL DEVASTATES FLORIDA PANHANDLE Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle, has left widespread destruction and at least two people dead. The monster storm was downgraded as it left the state and crossed into Georgia heading toward the Carolinas, still soggy from Hurricane Florence. [HuffPost]

Here’s what’s unusual about Hurricane Michael. The late-season Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified to a category 4 before making landfall, by Carolyn Gramling. 5:53pm, October 10, 2018.

MICHAEL DEATH TOLL RISES An additional 10 people in Florida have been confirmed dead in the wake of Hurricane Michael, bringing the number of storm-related deaths to at least 29. [Reuters]

US Gulf Coast still devastated six months after Hurricane Michael: here.

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