Florida, October 11: At least one person was killed in Florida while thousands of people were rendered homeless as Hurricane Michael made a landfall in the northwestern parts of the United States as a category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon. As per reports, Rains and flooding disrupted lives in the city by ripping off roofs and structures of homes in Mexico Beach. Roofs of homes building and structures near the beach were blown off by the storm. Strong winds also brought down trees and snapped power lines.
Hurricane Michael is considered to be the strongest storm to hit the US Since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. According to a report published in CNN, the hurricane has picked up speed as it moves across southwestern Georgia at about 20 mph and as of Wednesday night, the storm was about 45 miles south-southwest of Macon. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are reaching the area where the destruction was caused by the storm. The US President DonaldTrump tweeted to give information regarding the movement of the paratroopers. 'How to Survive a Hurricane' Trends on Google As Hurricane Michael Cause Destruction After Landfall
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are all en route to the Panhandle, from all across the state of Florida - to help those affected by #HurricaneMichael. If you see them, be sure to shake their hands and say THANK YOU! #LESM pic.twitter.com/rB7uNBudY5
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2018
The National Hurricane Center said that Michael would continue to weaken overnight and it is likely to become a tropical storm by Thursday morning (local time). It is currently of category 1 storm. On Friday, it is expected to move off the east coast of the US and becomes a post-tropical cyclone. Due to the storm, more than 5 million people are without power in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.