Douglas R. Clifford
The coastal township of Mexico Beach, Fla., lays devastated on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times by way of AP)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. ― Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.
According to The New York Times, the typhoon has already knocked out energy in over 800,000 properties and companies, compromised water techniques and claimed two lives.
As of two p.m. EST, the tropical typhoon was once 25 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina. As reported via The Weather Channel, the hurricane-turned-tropical-storm continues to commute up the East Coast with wind speeds of as much as 50 mph.
The Category four typhoon as soon as had wind speeds of as much as 155 mph. The minimal wind pace of a Category five typhoon is 157 mph, which means Michael overlooked that classification via 2 miles in keeping with hour.
In phrases of drive, The Washington Post reported that Michael is the third-strongest typhoon to make landfall in the continental United States, even score above Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In phrases of wind pace, it’s the fourth-strongest in U.S. historical past.
Photos and videos of the destruction already show simply how “monstrous” Michael in point of fact was once.