Misery is just beginning in the south as hurricane Michael ransacks states on its collision course with North American land..
The latest AP news alert tells the awful tale:
“Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the Panhandle, a lightly populated, 200-mile stretch of white-sand beach resorts, fishing towns and military bases.”
It the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.