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Source: Washington Post

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

Friday 00:35 GMT

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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Source: Washington Post

‘We’re kind of getting crushed’: Record-breaking Hurricane Michael slams Florida

Friday 02:27 GMT

Late-blooming and suddenly historic Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon with roof-peeling winds of 155 miles per hour and a storm surge that scraped homes from their foundations.

An October surprise that raced across the Gulf, Michael could go down in the record books as the third-strongest hurricane to hit the continental United States. “We’re kind of getting crushed,” Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith said as the storm came ashore west of Apalachicola.

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Source: Reuters

Hurricane Michael plows inland, leaving devastation behind

Friday 04:15 GMT

The third-most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland headed northeast to soak Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday, leaving the Florida Panhandle to assess the devastation left by Hurricane Michael.

The National Hurricane Center said Michael would pass through the Carolinas on Thursday, dumping as much as 8 inches of rain in some areas. The Carolinas are still recovering from the flooding that followed Hurricane Florence less than a month ago.

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Source: Washington Post

Historic and horrendous Hurricane Michael by the numbers

Saturday 17:15 GMT

The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Michael on Friday morning as remnants of the once-mighty hurricane head toward the North Atlantic.

Hurricane Michael enters the books as the fourth-strongest (based on wind, third-strongest based on pressure) hurricane to make landfall in the United States in modern recorded history. It was the worst storm on record for the Florida Panhandle, one of the worst ever in Georgia and Alabama, and continued to deliver a heavy blow as it charged across the Mid-Atlantic.

9 Articles
Source: Washington Post

Historic and horrendous Hurricane Michael by the numbers

Saturday 17:15 GMT

The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Michael on Friday morning as remnants of the once-mighty hurricane head toward the North Atlantic.

Hurricane Michael enters the books as the fourth-strongest (based on wind, third-strongest based on pressure) hurricane to make landfall in the United States in modern recorded history. It was the worst storm on record for the Florida Panhandle, one of the worst ever in Georgia and Alabama, and continued to deliver a heavy blow as it charged across the Mid-Atlantic.


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