Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, crashed ashore on the Florida panhandle coast Wednesday afternoon, battering the region with 155-mile-per-hour winds.
As the terrifying storm made its way across the Florida Panhandle, homes were splintered and neighborhoods were submerged. By Thursday morning, at least two people had been reported dead.
The hurricane, which knocked out power to more than 388,000 homes and businesses, was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental United States in nearly 50 years.
News organizations and reporters covering the hurricane posted dramatic footage of the damage.
HURRICANE DESTRUCTION: Hurricane Michael is tearing through Panama City Beach, Florida. Ripping away roofs, flooding condos and throwing debris everywhere. pic.twitter.com/7tuHkPGIvI— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) October 10, 2018
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?IT?S GONNA GO?: @davidmuirabc reports as @abcnews footage captures the moment the hotel canopy collapsed on location in Panama City, Florida, minutes after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm with winds hitting 155 mph; no injuries were reported. #hurricane #michael #hurricanemichael #panamacity #florida #fl #panhandle #gulfcoast #category4 #storm #damage #hotel #collapse #caughtoncamera #worldnewstonight
Structures destroyed and streets turned into rivers in Mexico Beach, FL, where #HurricaneMichael made landfall as an extremely powerful Category 4 storm earlier Wednesday. https://t.co/uVVEkXmHid pic.twitter.com/NdrJ6MmFxw— ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2018
Footage shot by a TV crew in Panama City gives a sense of the damage in the aftermath of #HurricaneMichael, the worst hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle since the mid-1800s, according to FEMA officials. https://t.co/Xnj5eFo0zF pic.twitter.com/LI0IS4Ze6S— ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2018