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Here Are Some of the Wildest Clips Showing the Danger of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael is devastating northern Florida. Here is what it looks like.

Photo Credit: ABC 13 News

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:

Flooding in some areas is so severe that some buildings are almost entirely underwater, with only their roofs peeking out from underneath the surge.

At its fiercest, the winds were powerful enough to rip trees straight out of the ground.

Ginger Zee, an ABC news reporter, was overcome with emotion as she watched a house sliding down the street, carried by the floodwaters.

As of this writing, Hurricane Michael's wind speed has subsided to Category 1. It has now moved into Georgia, the first hurricane to do so since 1898.

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Matthew Chapman is a video game designer, science fiction author, and political reporter from Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter @fawfulfan.