Pictures, video show fury of nature contained in Hurricane Michael

Chris Miller
October 10, 2018 - 4:56 pm

Gregg Pachkowski/ TODAY

Hurricane Michael has come ashore, and its center is heading into Georgia, bringing with it maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center says Michael will pick up speed as it heads northeast, emerging over the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas and Virginia tomorrow night and early Friday.

The Hurricane Center says even though Michael's center of circulation is completely over land, the storm has enough energy left in it to do considerable damage.

"Although steady weakening is expected as Michael moves over the southeast U.S. through Thursday morning, hurricane-force winds will continue to penetrate inland over the Florida Panhandle, southeastern Alabama, and southwestern Georgia through this evening," said the Hurricane Center's Daniel Brown.

As conditions have begun to clear on the coast, the first looks at damage are coming in, showing the telltale signs of a major hurricane: buildings reduced to matchsticks, uprooted trees, and debris everywhere:

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