Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is making its way into the mid-Atlantic. As a tropical storm, Michael still brings the potential of flash flooding to coastal areas.
The storm made landfall in the Florida Panhandle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. as a strong Category 4 storm with sustained winds up to 155 mph, just 2 mph short of a Category 5 storm, the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle in modern history.
As of noon Thursday, nearly 400,000 Floridians were without power and there were two reported deaths.
The National Weather Center called Michael a “worst case scenario” for Northwest Florida.