Saddening video from Mexico Beach, FL of the widespread damage and catastrophic storm surge. #Michael
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— WeatherOptics (@weatheroptics) October 10, 2018
Mexico Beach, Florida, has been one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Michael. The Category 4 storm intensified as it made landfall in the area, causing homes to be completely wiped out from flood waters.
Mexico Beach is a small tourist town toward the center of Florida’s panhandle. Michael brought 155+ mile-per-hour winds to the area, causing heavy blowing rain, powerful gusty winds, and crashing waves.
“It swamped streets, bent trees, stripped away limbs and leaves, knocked out power, shredded awnings and sent other building debris flying. Explosions apparently caused by blown transformers could be heard,” reports WGN TV.