Hurricane "Michael" leaves 6 dead, widespread destruction and 1.5 million homes without power, US

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Hurricane "Michael" made landfall in Florida Panhandle around 17:00 UTC on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, leaving at least 6 people dead and 1.5 million homes without power. "It was like an atomic bomb," one resident said. Michel is now the most powerful storm ever to make landfall in Florida Panhandle and one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit U.S. mainland. 
Michael had maximum sustained winds of 249 km/h (155 mph) at the time of landfall, making it a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. 
This made Michael the most powerful storm ever to make landfall in Florida Panhandle and one of the most powerful ever to hit U.S. mainland. The storm was moving NNE at 22 km/h (14 mph) immediately before landfall, with minimum central pressure of 919 hPa. 
According to the NHC, the storm is a "worst-case scenario" for the region.
"A Category 4 hurricane has never struck that part of Florida," said AccuWeather Vice President of Forecasting and Graphics Operations Marshall Moss. "The coastline will be changed for decades."

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