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Those winds have reached 250 kilometres an hour, making Hurricane Michael one of the most powerful storms to hit the USA mainland in more than a century. Some 125,000 homes were left without power in Georgia and over 52,000 homes in Alabama as of Wednesday evening. On Thursday, Michael was drenching the Carolinas with heavy rains as it headed toward the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical storm.

"Across the Southside, closest to the storm, rainfall amounts will likely be in the 3-5" range with locally higher amounts up to 6".

On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai said the company will donate $1 million to recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael will also cause almost one million people to be without power, not just on the coast but inland as well in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

The St. Marks River overflows into the city of St. Marks, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Jason Phipps looks through his family's roofless apartment after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Panama City, Fla.

The hurricane was expected to gradually weaken as it passed over the southeastern United States, the hurricane center said. She appeared to pull the "cover the hurricane in the field" stick, and today reported from a helicopter flying high over the ravaged area of Mexico City, Florida.

States of emergency have been declared in all or parts of Florida, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.

Michael, hitting in a less populated area, is "a different monster than Florence", said AccuWeather's Rathbun.

The National Hurricane Center forecasted that a few areas could see up to a foot of rain.

At 4pm (local time) radar showed the eye of the storm about to pass over Interstate 10 in Florida's Panhandle.

After making landfall as one of the most powerful hurricanes in weather history, according to central pressure, what is now Tropical Storm Michael continues to track up the East Coast of the United States and while here across our region we are not likely to see any kind of direct hit from Michael, a glancing blow could still cause some issues, especially along the New Jersey and DE beaches.

Bill Nelson said. "You are going to see a lot of destruction when the rescue crews get into Mexico Beach".

Central pressure is the measure of how much the atmosphere in the middle of a storm weighs.

A pine tree punched a hole in their roof, and Beu's ears popped because of the drop in barometric pressure from the storm.

Winds gusts of around 60 miles per hour were reported in towns near the Georgia-Alabama border, according to the National Weather Service.

As it came ashore, Michael was just shy of a Category 5 - defined as a storm packing wind speeds of 157 miles per hour or above.

As the Tallahassee office of the National Weather Service said on Twitter earlier Wednesday: "If you're not sheltered in place now, you need to be!"