Here’s how Hurricane Michael matches up to the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. history

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as the worst storm ever to hit that region and the third most intense hurricane to ever slam into the continental United States, with its minimum pressure recorded at 919 millibars (mb) on Wednesday afternoon.

Here are five of the most powerful hurricanes to make landfall in the mainland United States based on minimum pressure:. The hurricane struck the Florida Keys as a Category 5, the highest ranking possible.

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