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PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Hurricane Michael battered Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday, bringing with it destructive 155 mph winds and life-threatening storm surge.
Its winds ripped apart homes, and feet of storm surge left homes underwater.
Photos and video from the Panama City area show the path of destruction left behind by the near-Category 5 storm.
Check them out below:
A look at what houses in #Mexico Beach, #Florida look like right now. This is a follow up from the previous clip posted. They are now submerged and were no match for #HurricaneMichael (via Tessa Talarico) #Hurricane #Michael #HurricaneMichael2018 pic.twitter.com/GJENrhFJha— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) October 10, 2018
A whole house was ripped apart in #Mexico Beach, #Florida. Here is video of parts of the home washing up to other properties. This is one powerful storm. #HurricaneMichael. (via Talarico Tessa) #Hurricane #mexicobeach pic.twitter.com/BBlzMm4Au2— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) October 10, 2018
BLOWN AWAY: @DavidMuir reports as @ABC 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. https://t.co/R2f1WXip5J pic.twitter.com/cr0mtJtuX8— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 10, 2018
Hampton Inn Panama City pic.twitter.com/xpxnF9fcba— Mark Sudduth (@hurricanetrack) October 10, 2018
A citizen gave this photo to one of our local emergency managers of the tornado on the ground in western Clay county moving north at 35 mph. pic.twitter.com/VWKJ2Oc8BO— NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) October 10, 2018
WATCH: @DaveHWSB just shot this video of damage in Panama City Beach moments after #HurricaneMichael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle: https://t.co/37qxzyYhsv #StormWatchOn2 pic.twitter.com/G4F6mpqDfR— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) October 10, 2018
Stay safe America! pic.twitter.com/Sel3hf0Uzb— S. Auñón-Chancellor (@AstroSerena) October 10, 2018
Family Dollar store in Panama City gutted by Hurricane Michael pic.twitter.com/7Prfl28HhR— David Ovalle (@DavidOvalle305) October 10, 2018
The @Space_Station just passed over Hurricane #Michael... incredible images! This is more than a monster storm!— Irene Sans (@IreneSans) October 10, 2018
Vista del Huracán Michael desde la estación internacional espacial. Esto es más que una tormenta monstruosa. pic.twitter.com/tSFH2kyejb
Update: northeasterly winds increasing dramatically in Panama City Beach, FL. Going mobile. Stay tuned to @accuweather for our live updates as the eye of Category 4 Hurricane #Michael approaches pic.twitter.com/ZAHlHFnTdM— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) October 10, 2018
The core of #HurricaneMichael, seen in this #GOESEast imagery, is nearing the coast of the Florida Panhandle between St. Vincent Island and Panama City. An extreme wind warning has been issued for the eyewall. Latest: https://t.co/eBBIgc2wps pic.twitter.com/MXbU7ABwp0— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) October 10, 2018
Large chunks of the roof at Pineapple Willy’s in Panama City Beach are coming off at a time. The northern eyewall is hitting the coast.Posted by WJHG-TV on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
A new perspective from above as Hurricane Michael moves closer to the Florida panhandle. I just took this video from the Treasure Island tower in Panama City Beach #HuricaneMichael #PanamaCityBeach pic.twitter.com/htExqUUQJJ— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) October 10, 2018
“It’s only getting worse”: Hurricane Michael is already bringing storm surge into Apalachicola, Florida, picking up debris and submerging vehicles, CNN meteorologist @VanDamCNN reports.— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 10, 2018
Latest updates: https://t.co/cLv4Iaguus pic.twitter.com/pYCfNGS9CF