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Wild videos/photos show Cat 4 Hurricane Michael ravaging Tyndall Air Force Base and surrounding area

Category 4 Hurricane Michael just hours after landfall in the Florida Panhandle, Oct. 10, 2018. (NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center/Released)
October 10, 2018
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Hurricane Michael has made landfall on Wednesday afternoon, making the first Category 4 hurricane to land in the Florida Panhandle.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. EDT with violent, sustained winds of 155 m.p.h., The Weather Channel reported Wednesday.

The storm made landfall in Bay County, Fla., where over 120,000 residents were subjected to earlier mandatory evacuation. Tyndall Air Force Base is also located in the county, and some personnel and storm chasers have used the base as a safe haven while photographing the storm’s violent winds.

One video going viral shows a weatherman almost getting speared by flying debris:

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See more videos and photos below.

One photo shows a remarkable aerial photo captured by the International Space Station. The second one was taken from Tyndall AFB, looking upward through the eye of Michael toward the sun.

Winds recorded from systems at Tyndall AFB captured wind speeds of 130 m.p.h.

Power outages are expected near the coast and inland, which some estimates predicting one million homes will lose power. Power outages could last for over a week.

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Storm tracking website Hurricane City captured a live feed of before and during the storm.

The Weather Channel captured this video in Panama City Beach, just 18 miles from Tyndall AFB.

The intense wind destroyed roofs and scattered debris about in Mexico Beach, Fla., as visible in the following video.

On Monday, Tyndall AFB personnel began relocating aircraft to avoid storm damage. One video showed evacuation efforts of F-22 Raptors and T-38 trainers on the base.

Wind and rain from Michael have stretched across northern Florida, and into Alabama and Georgia as it continues on its path northward.

Storm surge warnings remain in effect for coastal areas, which are expected to see storm surges of up to 14 feet. Storm surges of five to eight feet have already been recorded in coastal Fla. areas.

A 4 p.m. EDT update from the National Hurricane Center listed recorded wind gusts of 102 m.p.h. in Marianna, Fla.

Flood warnings remain in effect for much of Alabama and Georgia as the storm moves slowly through the states. Tropical storm warnings will remain in effect for 36 hours as the storm makes its way northeast to the Carolinas, threatening winds of more than 39 m.p.h.

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