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Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs.

Hurricane Michael – a category three storm with 125mph (200km/h) winds – made landfall on Wednesday afternoon in the state’s Panhandle region.

One person was killed by a falling tree, Florida officials say.

Michael is so powerful that it remained a hurricane as it moved overland to bear down on Alabama and Georgia.

Its rapid intensification caught many by surprise.

Unusually warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico turbo-charged the storm from a tropical depression on Sunday. Read more

Read also: Trump holds campaign rally as Hurricane Michael rages

 

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US