Deadly Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida Panhandle, Moves Inland

"At least one person is dead and hundreds of thousands of homes are without power as Hurricane Michael moves inland from Florida to Georgia.

Michael made landfall Wednesday around 2 p.m. ET as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Florida. The strongest storm to hit the continental US since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Michael dashed homes into pieces, swallowed marinas and left piles of rubble where shopping centers once stood.

Now a Category 1 storm with winds up to 75 mph, Michael appeared to be moving slower after making landfall but has since picked up speed as it moves across southwestern Georgia at about 20 mph. As of Wednesday night, the storm was about 45 miles south-southwest of Macon."

Jason Hanna and Emanuella Grinberg report for CNN October 11, 2018.


"Michael Hitting Southeast After Bashing Northern Florida" (CBS News)

"Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Much of Florida Panhandle Left in Ruins" (New York Times)

"First Death From Hurricane Michael Confirmed in Georgia" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Source: CNN, 10/11/2018