A new warning from the National hurricane center States: “Michael”, which struck on Wednesday South-East of America, weakened to the first category out of five, again become strong when moving deep into the territory, after which the speed will decrease, and then “Michael” will be a tropical storm. At the moment of impact on the territory of Florida had sustained winds of 249 km/h.
This is the strongest hurricane that made it through the state over the last 80 years.
This was stated by Governor Rick Scott: “Hurricane Michael became the most terrible disaster in Florida. And one of the most devastating in U.S. history. Today our primary task is to find missing people, to rescue those in need, and to assist all victims.”
In Florida, Alabama and Georgia were left without power, a total of more than 300 thousand houses and possessions. In these States there is in force a state of emergency, evacuees were nearly half a million people.
According to the first estimates, the total damage from the hurricane in the most affected areas could reach over $30 billion.