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October 11, 2018

PHOTOS: The destruction of Hurricane Michael

The aftermath in Florida Gulf Coast towns directly hit by the storm

Weather Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael Ginger Zee, Good Morning America meteorologist/for PhillyVoice

Hurricane Michael destroyed buildings in Mexico Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

One of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the United States made landfall on Wednesday, slamming the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Michael's extreme winds – near 150 mph – uprooted trees and collapsed buildings. The storm crept inland throughout the day making its way toward Georgia and Alabama as a Category 3 storm.

By 11 a.m. Thursday it was a tropical storm moving northeast, and expected to be out to sea (off the Jersey Shore) on Friday morning. 

The following photos are from Florida Gulf Coast towns – Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and Panama City – directly hit by the powerful storm. 

Huricane Michael, Mexico BeachPort St. Joe Resident/for PhillyVoice

The destruction of Hurricane Michael on Florida's Mexico Beach.


Huricane Michael, Mexico Beach.Port St. Joe Resident/for PhillyVoice

The destruction of Hurricane Michael on Florida's Mexico Beach.


Huricane Michael, Port St. Joe.Port St. Joe Resident/for PhillyVoice

The destruction of Hurricane Michael in Florida town of Port St. Joe.


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Hurricane Michael, Port St. Joe.Port St. Joe Resident/for PhillyVoice

The destruction of Hurricane Michael is seen Port St. Joe.

Hurricane Michael, Port St. Joe.Port St. Joe Resident/for PhillyVoice

Hurricane Michael did much damage in Port St. Joe.

Hurricane Michael, Port St. Joe.Port St. Joe Resident/for PhillyVoice

The destruction of Hurricane Michael in Florida's Port St. Joe.

Hurricane Michael, Port St. Joe.Mark haddock/for PhillyVoice

The hurricane overwhelmed the town of Port St. Joe.