Hurricane Michael: New information on landfall, storm surge, more

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Michael came ashore on Florida’s Panhandle, bringing ‘potentially catastrophic’ storm surge, winds and torrential rainfall.

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Hurricane Michael, which made landfall Wednesday along the Florida Panhandle,’is being’described as a monster.

It is the third-strongest storm on record to hit the United States’by barometric pressure. It is the fourth-strongest storm on record to hit the U.S. by wind speed.’It is the strongest October hurricane on record to hit the U.S, according to Phil Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University’

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Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon. The intense Category 4 hurricane was packing top sustained winds of 155 mph when it crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach.

The National Hurricane Center described Michael as “potentially catastrophic.” Michael was the worst storm ever to hit the Panhandle.

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President Trump is sticking to his campaign schedule as Hurricane Michael rakes across Florida. The president left the Oval Office at 3:52 p.m. ET on his way to Erie, Pennsylvania, for a “Make America Great Again” rally, CBS News’ Sara Cook reports.

Hurricane Michael live coverage: Most powerful storm to hit US in 50 years tears through Florida toward Georgia

Michael is the worst hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle since the mid-1800s, the director of FEMA said.

After making landfall early Wednesday afternoon, the storm tore through northwest Florida. By 4 p.m. Michael still had extreme winds of 140 mph as it moved inland toward southwest Georgia.

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As the winds pushed the ocean water onto the coast of Mexico Beach, Florida, ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said she saw an “entire home, a well-built home, rolling down the street. … it makes you shake.”

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Damage now from the back side of our condo building in Mexico Beach. #Michael pic.twitter.com/BVAJfPFwkZ

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Hurricane Michael: Category 4 Storm Rips Buildings Apart

TALLAHASSEE, FL ‘ Hurricane Michael strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm and is forecasted to make landfall near the Alabama-Florida border. Experts say the monster storm could be the strongest hurricane ever in the month of October and the most powerful to hit the U.S. mainland this year.

The storm is churning about 140 miles southwest of Panama City, Florida, with winds of 140 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds of up to 76 mph were already whipping off the coast Wednesday morning, the hurricane center wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday morning.

Florida, Alabama and Georgia declared states of emergency and numerous evacuations have been ordered. Residents have boarded up homes and businesses and flocked north to avoid Michael’s wrath.

Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Category 4 Storm Makes Landfall in Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. ‘ Hurricane Michael charged into Florida on Wednesday, lashing the Panhandle with rains driven by winds topping 155 miles an hour. Water raced in from the sea, flooding the streets.

The storm whipsawed trees, blew away large chunks of fencing and bent stop signs almost parallel to the ground. Videos posted to social media showed a tapestry of damage near a marina in Mexico Beach: waterlogged homes, flying debris, splintered wood. But it was impossible to gauge the full extent of the carnage because the waters, already topping some buildings whose roofs just peeked through, were still rising.

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