Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Wednesday afternoon, and the results already look catastrophic.
The Category 4 storm rolled in with winds at 155 miles per hour, taking direct aim at Panama City on the Florida panhandle. Winds only a few miles per hour faster would've made Michael a Category 5 storm, and they still tore down this home under construction ahead of the eyewall's arrival on shore, per 7 News Miami.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 10, 2018
Michael also brought at least eight feet of storm surge to Apalachicola, Florida, and the waters could grow up to 10 feet deep, CBS News reports. Beach towns across the Florida coast are being swamped in what FEMA Administrator Brock Long called the "most intense" storm to hit the area since 1851.
Breaking: Catastrophic damage in Mexico Beach, Florida due to Hurricane Michael. pic.twitter.com/IITYShDq3S
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) October 10, 2018
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Michael was still rolling inland and projected to bring tropical storm conditions as far north as North Carolina, per The National Weather Service. But it's clear the harshest damage will be centered on the Florida coast, as you can tell from this absolutely terrifying footage below. Kathryn Krawczyk
WOW......Incredible video coming in of Hurricane Michael exploding a house into pieces in Panama City, Florida. (Source: Aaron Rigsby/Live Storms Media) #hurricanemichael #hurricane pic.twitter.com/kT2mKOzvjH
— CBS 4 News (@kgbt) October 10, 2018