Hurricane Michael: By the numbers

Category 4 hurricane slammed into Florida Panhandle with 155 mph winds

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer, Associated Press

Florida's Panhandle is littered with evidence that Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the mainland United States.

Roofs and awnings are peeled from buildings, pieces of homes are scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches are washed away.

Michael thrashed Georgia as a hurricane and eventually weakened to a tropical storm early Thursday as it moved into the Carolinas, soaking areas that got swamped last month by Hurricane Florence.

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the storm:

 

Copyright 2018 by WJXT News4Jax. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.