Hurricane Michael Strikes With Unprecedented Fury
The worst storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle has so far claimed two lives: an 11-year-old Georgia girl and a Tallahassee man, both struck by wind-tossed debris. But authorities, struggling to respond to calls for help, fear that darkness may have concealed more tragedy. Michael slammed Florida with record 155 mph winds Wednesday as the state evacuated 375,000 people, and emergencies were declared in 322 counties across five states. Michael, downgraded to a tropical storm, now moves toward the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.