Here Are Some of the Wildest Clips Showing the Danger of Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael is currently wreaking havoc in the Florida panhandle.
The storm, which made landfall in Mexico Beach as a Category 4 hurricane, is the most powerful to hit northern Florida in recorded history, and one of the most powerful to hit the U.S. mainland ever. It is wrecking buildings and tearing away roofs, as this dramatic ABC 13 News footage from Panama City Beach shows:
HURRICANE DESTRUCTION: Hurricane Michael is tearing through Panama City Beach, Florida. Ripping away roofs, flooding condos and throwing debris everywhere. pic.twitter.com/7tuHkPGIvI— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) October 10, 2018
Flooding in some areas is so severe that some buildings are almost entirely underwater, with only their roofs peeking out from underneath the surge.
A look at what houses in #Mexico Beach, #Florida look like right now. This is a follow up from the previous clip posted. They are now submerged and were no match for #HurricaneMichael (via Tessa Talarico) #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael2018 pic.twitter.com/GJENrhFJha— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) October 10, 2018
At its fiercest, the winds were powerful enough to rip trees straight out of the ground.
TREE UPROOTED. Watch as this huge tree is uprooted from the ground in Panama City Beach, #Florida. (via Margaret Renee Grimes Clack) #HurricaneMichael #Michael #Hurricane #PanamaCityBeach pic.twitter.com/GbwR4FKyZK— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) October 10, 2018
Ginger Zee, an ABC news reporter, was overcome with emotion as she watched a house sliding down the street, carried by the floodwaters.