Bride-to-be fears home, wedding dress lost in Hurricane Michael

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																	Hurricane Michael has arrived and it’s stronger than anyone expected					
								
			
	
		Mike Wehner

A McDonald's sign damaged by Hurricane Michael is pictured in Panama City Beach.

Hurricane center Director Ken Graham said on Facebook that Michael would be the worst storm in recorded history to hit the Panhandle. A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 5.5 feet of inundation above ground level.

Officials reported at least one storm-related fatality. A man was killed in the Florida Panhandle, and an 11-year-old girl died in Georgia.

Human-caused greenhouse gases in the atmosphere create an energy imbalance, with more than 90% of remaining heat trapped by the gases going into the oceans, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. It also was an October icon - the strongest continental United States hurricane to make an October landfall based on maximum sustained winds at 155 miles per hour.

Where did the storm make landfall?

Scientists say global warming is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather, such as storms, droughts, floods and fires, and Michael was fueled by abnormal water temperatures in the Gulf - 4-to-5 degrees above the historic norm for this time of year.

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Although most homes were still standing, no property was left undamaged and downed power lines lay almost everywhere.

Hundreds of thousands of electricity customers were without power as of 6 p.m.

From Florida to Alabama and Georgia to the Carolinas, over 900,000 homes and businesses have lost electricity.

Because Michael had not been expected to intensify as it did, thousands of coastal residents made a decision to ride it out at home, said Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

Up to 12 inches of rain could fall in Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend areas, as well as southeastern Alabama and southern Georgia. It was named Michael over the weekend and was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane by Monday. The New York Times reported that it was downgraded to a tropical storm around midnight, "once it had raced through the Panhandle and southwest Georgia as a hurricane".

The National Hurricane Center said Michael would pass through the Carolinas, dumping as much as 20cm of rain in some areas. "It doesn't happen often that you see a storm increasing intensity while making landfall", said Lt. Col. Sean Cross, 53rd WRS pilot.

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Hurricane Michael made landfall in the early hours of October 10, the potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm touching down near Mexico beach, Florida with maximum sustained winds at 155 mph, according to The Weather Channel. That makes Michael the third-strongest hurricane to ever hit the USA and the strongest in almost 50 years. Lower central pressure indicates a stronger storm.

In any case, no matter how you measure it, Michael is among the most powerful hurricanes in recent memory along with Camille in 1969, Andrew in 1992 and Katrina in 2005.

It was a category two hurricane by Tuesday, and a borderline category five on Wednesday morning, packing 155mph winds.

Michael had weakened to a Category 1, with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour as of 8:00 pm Eastern time (0000 GMT), but that still left it an extremely risky storm.

Even as Michael moved farther inland, it continued to pack maximum sustained winds of up to 225kmh and has a well-defined eye.

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