Early videos of Hurricane Michael reveal the scale of the storm’s destruction in the Florida Panhandle


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Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday northwest of Mexico Beach, Florida. The powerful Category 4 storm brought winds of up to 155 mph.
Michael’s low central pressure makes it the strongest hurricane the US has seen in nearly 50 years.
Videos shared on social media show severe flooding and destruction in Florida. One reporter said the storm felt like an earthquake.

Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm the US has seen in nearly 50 years, is moving through the Florida Panhandle, ripping apart homes and sending walls of water rushing inland.

The storm made landfall northwest of Mexico Beach around noon on Wednesday, with an eye so clear and wide it could easily be seen from space.

High-end Cat. 4 #Hurricane #Michael now making landfall between Tyndall AFB and Mexico Beach, FL with *sustained* winds of 150 MPH. Pressure down to 919 MB (27.14″). (@NOAA GOES-East vis imagery) pic.twitter.com/hp1X9RF8aT

— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) October 10, 2018

That strong, well-developed core makes for a very powerful, windy storm on land. Journalist Kirsten Fiscus was less than 25 miles away in Panama City when Michael’s eye landed, and said she could smell the pine from snapped tree branches.

I seriously have no words to describe this, it’s awesome but equally terrifying #HurricaneMichael pic.twitter.com/0Y8HQJub1Z

— Kirsten Fiscus (@KDFiscus) October 10, 2018

Richard Fausset of the New York Times was in the area too and said the winds were so intense, it felt like a California earthquake.

Panama City, Fla. This whole hotel is shuddering like it was an LA earthquake. pic.twitter.com/CVA7SrxT2d

— Richard Fausset (@RichardFausset) October 10, 2018

Outside, the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore narrowly missed getting slammed by a flying piece of wood.

Cantore nearly just got speared …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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