Shocking footage of Hurricane Michael slamming Panama City, Florida, is making the rounds on social media on Wednesday. Videos captured by meteorologists and storm chasers show potentially catastrophic winds damaging structures across the area.
Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, according to the . “Hurricane Michael has made landfall, and we are continuing to prepare rapid response efforts. We have trucks loaded with tons of food, water, and other critical supplies ready to move in- including 1.5 million Meals Ready-to-Eat and 1 million gallons of water,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott in a statement shortly after the storm made landfall.
Earlier Wednesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Brock Long warned Florida Panhandle residents that Michael is a “hurricane of the worst kind” and said 3,000 FEMA employees are ready to assist those impacted by the storm in Florida and Georgia. “The citizens in Georgia need to wake up and pay attention,” he said during a press conference. ”Bottom line is this storm will be the worst storm Southwest and Central Georgia has seen in many decades, if not the worse storm.”
INTENSE eye wall east side of Panama City beach with Hurricane
— Reed Timmer ()
Wind already taking roofs off of buildings as Hurricane Michael bears down on the panhandle.
— Omar Jimenez ()
"The wind here is horrendous, far worse than a lot of folks expected," ' reports from Panama City, Florida, where is making landfall.
— CBS News ()
Catastrophic wind in eye wall of Hurricane in Panama City Beach eastern tip
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This is crazy. This is Hurricane Michael in Panama City, FL.
— David Charns WMTW ()
These are by far the worst conditions we’ve experienced in Panama City Beach
— Ryan Kruger ()
Hard to see - but this is shot through the window of the building we’re in. The hotel sign just fell off the top, and a McDonalds M has just taken flight too
— Emily Purser ()
Cantore nearly just got speared by 2×4 it seemed.
— Tim Ballisty ()
on : New images of and its power. I would not want to be in Panama City, FL right now. Wishing those who did not evacuate the best of luck. Video Courtesy: Martin Herrera/WatherNation
— Brandi Hitt ()
Incredible close range power flashes in Panama City Beach, . High winds and damage shots from . Courtesy: Gary Schmitt & Live Storms Media.
— KATV News ()
VIDEO: Hurricane Michael makes landfall as Category 4 storm: via
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is in Florida, where Hurricane Michael is currently hitting the coast as a category 4 storm
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"We are experiencing some pretty intense winds." meteorologist is knocked back by a powerful wind gust while reporting on in Panama City, Florida.
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Thinking of Panama City Beach and the gulf coast as Hurricane Michael causes major destruction after making landfall with 155 MPH. Almost a Category 5 hurricane
— Caroline Patrickis ()
WATCH: Facing powerful Hurricane Michael winds, and his news crew move a Panama City hotel mattress to cover their window: “We want to be on the air, but we’ve got to take care of each other.”
— NBC News ()
A whole house was ripped apart in Beach, . Here is video of parts of the home washing up to other properties. This is one powerful storm. . (via Talarico Tessa)
— Josh Benson ()
Video shows moments slams into Panama City, Florida with winds up to 155mph
(Courtesy: Brandon Clement/LSM)
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WOW……Incredible video coming in of Hurricane Michael exploding a house into pieces in Panama City, Florida. (Source: Aaron Rigsby/Live Storms Media)
— CBS 4 News ()
ABC News crews captured the dramatic moment when parts of a building collapsed during Michael in Panama City Beach, Florida.
— Eyewitness News ()