Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall with 155 MPH Winds

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Source: National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Michael has made landfall coming ashore on the Florida panhandle with devastating 155 MPH winds, making it the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Camille in 1969.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida at approximately 12:30 p.m. CDT. It will continue to surge inland bringing with it life-threatening winds.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has activated the Florida Disaster Fund that helps to provide financial assistance to communities impacted by the dangerous category 4 storm. He also tweeted “nearly 700 law enforcement personnel are on stand-by outside the impact area ready to respond to missions.”

Michael is the strongest hurricane on record to strike this part of Florida with severe hurricane impacts expected to be felt inland as Michael makes its journey across Georgia and into the already rain saturated state of South Carolina.

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