Transcript for Hurricane moves inland
And after pounding the Florida Panhandle Michaels damaging winds moved inland. Overnight strong winds and rains and the rash through Georgia the storm will then move into areas that got drenched last month by hurricane Florence. Overnight Michael marching inland more than fifty miles from the coast the storm moving into Georgia as a category three hurricane. It's the first major hurricane to hit the state since 1898. We are not accustomed to the magnitude. Paula hurricanes such as this hitting. And a direction that it is traveling. And with the intensity with which it will hit our state local officials expanding the state of emergency a strong winds toppled trees and power lines. Your fine obviously. There's a lot of noise is I mean we just the windows are gonna break many anytime that you didn't every bit just and a hundred down and and tried to waited out. ABC's Steve Wilson Sami south of Atlanta and Macon Georgia where schools are closed and utility trucks are standing by. Amazingly there is still power here that's because. All a lot of this downtown area the powers underground but as you could see the wind is blowing quite heavily. There were birther Georgia it's believed hurricane spawned a large tornado destroying at least five homes next in the storm's path the Carolinas. Bracing for yet another hit. Areas of the state devastated by hurricane Florence could see tropical force winds. North Carolina is staring down another powerful hurricane. This time will be spared the full wrap of the storm and make no mistake. Hurricane Michael is a dreadful storm and it poses serious risks North Carolina.
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