Charleston-area schools close as Hurricane Michael strikes, SC under state of emergency

Charleston-area schools close as Hurricane Michael strikes, SC under state of emergency

Full coverage: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3, barrels into Georgia

Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph on Wednesday afternoon, killing at least one. After ravaging sections of the coast, the storm moved north and was downgraded to a Category 3, still powerful enough to cause widespread damage, as it cut across southern Georgia. Visit Yahoo News for the latest on the storm and see a recap of the days events in the blog below.

Hurricane Michael slammed into Floridas Panhandle on Wednesday, October 10, as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.

Pets are checked in, as people seek safety in a shelter as Hurricane Michael approaches on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. – Hurricane Michael closed in on Floridas Gulf Coast on Wednesday as an “extremely dangerous” category four storm packing powerful winds and a huge sea surge, US forecasters said. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said the storm, which local forecasters are calling an “unprecedented” weather event for the area, is expected to slam ashore later in the day with “life-threatening” storm surges.

Michael was the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.


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