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‘We have to evacuate’: Hurricane Michael forces residents to flee inland Florida homes for emergency shelters

After the hurricane was upgraded to a life-threatening Category 4 storm overnight, residents rushed to the city’s largest hurricane shelter.

As Hurricane Michael barreled toward Florida’s Panhandle, an unfamiliar feeling struck the state’s hilly capital city Wednesday morning: panic.

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Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 250 km/h Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast.

(NASA via AP). Port St. Joe Lodge number 111, at right, lays in ruins on Reid Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Port St. Joe, Fla., after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle.


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Hurricane Michael charges into Georgia, leaves at least 1 dead in Florida

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 250 km/h Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast.

(NASA via AP). Port St. Joe Lodge number 111, at right, lays in ruins on Reid Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Port St. Joe, Fla., after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle.


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Record-breaking 'hell' hurricane mauls US

The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs.

Reuters news agency reports that Michael is the third-most powerful storm ever to make landfall in the mainland US, after Hurricane Camille in Mississippi in 1969 and the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 in Florida. Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said at the White House that he was especially concerned about buildings constructed before 2001, and not able to withstand such high winds.


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Hurricane Michael slams into Florida as Category 4

Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 250 km/h Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods.

Michael was a meteorological brute that sprang quickly from a weekend tropical depression, going from a Category 2 on Tuesday to a Category 4 by the time it came ashore. With the hurricane still pounding the state hours after it came ashore, and conditions too dangerous in places for search-and-rescue teams to go out, there were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries.


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Hurricane Michael Expected to Make Landfall Wednesday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Hurricane Michael has intensified into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm as it bears down on the Florida Panhandle, which is bracing for extreme winds and flooding on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Michael is poised to make landfall Wednesday afternoon, potentially near Panama City, Fla., while pushing up to 14 feet of ocean water into the coast and drenching parts of three states in as much as a foot of rain.



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