Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018 as a 155 mph (250 kph) Category 5 storm, leaving 57 people dead in the United States. The cyclone caused significant wind and coastal storm surge damage in Florida as winds gusted beyond 120 mph (195 kph) and storm surge neared 9.0 feet (2.7 meters) in height. Additional wind and inland flood damage was noted in parts of Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland. Michael became the strongest storm to strike the Florida Panhandle and the fourth-strongest hurricane to strike the United States mainland. Total economic were determined at USD25 billion.


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