Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, October 11, 2018
Hurricane Michael made landfall as a high-end Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, at 12:15 CST on October 10, at Mexico Beach and near Tyndall Air Force Base.
On October 10, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott stated that Michael was the "worst storm that our Florida Panhandle has seen in a century."
One death occurred in Greensboro after a tree fell on a house, killing a man.
With top sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 mbar at landfall, Michael is the most intense landfalling U.S. hurricane since Camille of 1969, which had a central pressure of 900 mbar, and the strongest by wind speed since Andrew of 1992, which had 165 mph winds.
Along with 2017's Hurricane Maria and a typhoon in 1900, Michael is tied for the sixth-strongest tropical cyclone by wind to impact the United States, and is the fourth strongest to impact the U.S. mainland.
As it moved inland into southwestern Georgia, Michael weakened to a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph (185 km/h), becoming the first major hurricane to impact the state since 1898.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida to Anclote River Florida.
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Ocracoke Inlet North Carolina to Duck North Carolina.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Suwannee River Florida.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for North of Fernandina Beach Florida to Duck North Carolina and Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.