Here's where you can watch Tropical Storm Michael live

Katie Ramirez
October 11, 2018

After carving an agonizing path of destruction across the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and southeastern Alabama for almost 10 hours and killing at least two people, the fierce storm finally slowed from top sustained winds of 155 mph to a tropical storm at midnight and continued to weaken early Thursday.

A day Michael made landfall as a deadly Category 4 hurricane, 10Weather is already monitoring a new tropical disturbance in the west-central Caribbean Sea.

In Mexico Beach, CNN aerial footage showed homes closest to the beach had lost all but their foundations. "We have trees being uprooted, heavy, heavy rain".

High winds and heavy rains lashed the coast.

A man died from a tree falling onto his house in Florida, and a girl was killed after debris fell into her Georgia home.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said officials were just starting to go in and survey the damage but expect power to be out for weeks in some areas. "We thought the windows were going to break at any time", Beu said.

"When the water came in, houses started floating in front of our home", he said.

The storm "grew into a monster", President Donald Trump said Wednesday from the Oval Office.

Michael isn't alone. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Leslie and Tropical Storm Nadine are no threat to land over the open Atlantic Ocean, but Tropical Storm Sergio in the Pacific is blowing toward the Baja California Peninsula on a path across Mexico to the southern U.S. Plains and the Ozarks by the weekend.

Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith near the vulnerable coast said his deputies had gone door to door in some places urging people to evacuate.

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said the ruins in Mexico Beach were "eerily reminiscent to the scene I saw in Gulfport [Louisiana] in 2005" after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Smith could not provide details on the victim.

In Apalachicola about 35 miles to the southeast and just inside the perimeter for hurricane winds, a tidal gauge recorded water at 8.55 feet before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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It will take some time for residents of north Florida to take stock of the enormity of the disaster.

Pensacola-based Gulf Power, which reported some 120,000 customers were in the dark at one point, said progress was made in its westernmost regions, but the hardest-hit areas may take weeks to rebuild.

RICK SCOTT: Hurricane Michael is a massive storm that could bring total devastation to parts of our state, especially in the Panhandle.

On its current track, the core of Michael is expected to move northeastward across the southeastern US on Wednesday night and Thursday, and then move off the Mid-Atlantic coast away from the United States on Friday.

Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful storm to ever hit the USA mainland, slammed into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday. The town was under a mandatory evacuation order as the storm closed in but some people were determined to ride it out.

The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings in Georgia as Hurricane Michael pushed through the state, and local media report three of them may have touched down.

As thousands of first responders and 3,500 National Guard descended upon Floridas Gulf Coast, many across Florida and beyond are left asking: What is the states plan?

"There's nothing left here anymore", he said of the town.

"This situation has NEVER happened before", it said on Twitter.

US president Donald Trump approved a federal pre-landfall emergency declaration authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to "coordinate all disaster relief efforts" and to "identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency".

- Power outages: More than 932,000 customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and SC without power.

A month after Hurricane Florence's epic deluge, SC officials are more concerned about tornadoes than flooding from Michael.

A year ago saw a string of catastrophic storms batter the western Atlantic - including Irma, Maria and Harvey, which caused a record-equaling $125 billion in damage when it flooded the Houston metropolitan area.

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