Members of the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Beautification department clean up a large red oak tree that fell across Evergreen Drive in Macon Thursday morning after Hurricane Michael swept through Middle Georgia.
UGA Extension Agent for Macon County Erin Forte preliminary estimated that some cotton fields have a 30-40 percent loss in crop and some pecan orchards have a 20-25 loss after Hurricane Michael swept through the county.
James Litton, a deputy with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, talks on Thursday about how officers bring their personal chainsaws to help get trees off roads after Hurricane Michael tore through Middle Georgia.
Hours before Category 4 Hurricane Michael was expected to make landfall, the Florida Panhandle was feeling the wind and waves from the powerful storm. At 11am on Wednesday, October 10, the storm was about 60 miles from Panama City Beach.
A cruise ship followed Hurricane Michael around the western edge of Cuba overnight on October 8, passing through a lightning storm in the Caribbean on its way to Havana. This footage was taken by Snapper Tams, a passenger on Empress of the Seas.
Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 155 mph. Tropical storm force winds are likely in Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.
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