Hurricane Michael gathers strength, then bashes Florida Panhandle

FILE PHOTO: Waves crash along a pier as Hurricane Michael approaches Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S. October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida’s northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour(249 kph) winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf […]

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