Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall As Category 4 Hurricane

Sustained winds near 150 mph batter Florida coastline

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:30:00 PM -05:00

Hurricane Michael Update

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida around 12:30 PM as a strong Category 4 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds at time of landfall were near 150 mph. Over 500,000 Florida residents are now without power. Officials expect power outages to ultimately affect millions of residents as the storm moves through the Florida Panhandle and into Georgia.

ContactRelief's Disaster Decision Team is monitoring the storm and determining the areas with minor, moderate, severe, and extreme damage. Areas with minor damage are shown in the graphic above. Contact should be suspended in areas under Hurricane Warning, Hurricane Watch, Tropical Storm Warning, and Storm Surge Watch and Warning alerts. We expect to maintain this recommendation for 48 hours and to issue additional Hurricane Damage alerts and suspension recommendations for longer periods in the areas with moderate or higher damage.

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