Danger Zone: Ginger Zee & Lester Holt Face Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael is wreaking havoc.
On Wednesday, Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. in nearly 50 years, came crashing into Mexico Beach, Florida.
Along with 155-mph winds and heavy rain, the storm is flooding streets, destroying trees, and leaving many without power.
One day after it was a Category 2, it has been upped to a Category 4 storm.
Over 300,000 people near the Gulf Coast have been asked to evacuate as Michael comes through.
Some of the top reporters in the country are on the scene, including Ginger Zee, Lester Holt, and Rick Leventhal.
Zee tweeted, “Our ability to broadcast is gone but we are safe. Wanted to let you all know.”
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While using a mattress to cover a window, Holt said, “We want to be on the air, but we've got to take care of each other.”
WATCH: Facing powerful Hurricane Michael winds, @LesterHoltNBC and his news crew move a Panama City hotel mattress to cover their window: “We want to be on the air, but we've got to take care of each other.” pic.twitter.com/06O4pFYzXc