News October 10, 2018
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@NBCNews
See more social media reactions below.
.@jeffglor in Panama City Beach, Fla.: "The wind here is horrendous -- far worse than a lot of folks expected. Keep in mind, this went from a tropical storm to what I believe is almost a Category 5 storm in about 72 hours or so." https://t.co/dMc73VUub8 pic.twitter.com/E9uzkiHWpq@CBSEveningNews
.@RickLeventhal is live in Panama City Beach as #HurricaneMichael makes landfall in Florida. @ShepNewsTeam has the latest from the Fox News Deck. Tune in to Fox News Channel for continuing coverage of Hurricane Michael. https://t.co/vbFCXzoUWO pic.twitter.com/gcqYmAZyPl@FoxNews
Power outages growing across #Tallahassee area. 115,000+. Some traffic lights out. I've been hearing the boom of fuses blowing. #HurricaneMichael pic.twitter.com/uCK8kaFWb4@JenCarfagno