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‘It’s absolutely horrendous’: Florida residents detail Hurricane Michael’s catastrophic destruction

The third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction across Florida and Georgia, destroying homes and shopping centres and felling trees that killed at least two people.

Tropical Storm Michael heads toward Carolinas, carving path of destruction. By 5 a.m., Michael’s eye was about 72 kilometres west of Augusta, Georgia, packing top winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and moving at 33 kph into South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.


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