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‘This hurricane was an absolute monster’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/18, 01:52 pm

UPDATE: Rescuers are starting to get a clearer picture of the immense destruction wreaked by Hurricane Michael on the Florida Panhandle and other parts of the South. Officials at Tyndall Air Force base outside Panama City, Fla., reported “widespread catastrophic damage” and said evacuees from the base should plan for an extended time away.

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Michael bulldozes across the South

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/10/18, 06:06 pm

UPDATE: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3 storm, was crossing into southeastern Alabama and southwest Georgia late Wednesday afternoon while still thrashing the Florida Panhandle with rain and wind. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach, Fla., about midday Wednesday. As the day wore on, Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted to residents, “I urge all Floridians in the Panhandle to continue sheltering in place, and [listen] to local authorities.

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Hurricane Michael strengthens en route to Florida

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/09/18, 11:37 am

Hurricane Michael intensified to a Category 2 storm Tuesday morning as residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast braced for what could be a devastating hit on Wednesday. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph, and the storm was barreling toward the Florida Panhandle at 12 mph. Michael’s wind gusts and rain bands will likely start whipping the coast later Tuesday, according to Hurricane Center director Ken Graham. “Guess what? That’s today,” Graham said.

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