Florida Set to Witness 'Hurricane of the Century'

Published October 11th, 2018 - 09:53 GMT

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Hurricane Michael has been noted as the most intense hurricane on record under category 4 to strike the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday October 10, and it's aslo considered one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S.

Officials reveaed that heavy rain and strong winds are likely to cross the Southeast Thursday before exiting the Mid-Atlantic coast Friday morning.

U.S. Authorities have warned residents along the affected areas that they had run out of time to evacuate before Hurricane Michael's arrival. Continue reading below »

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People watch Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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Image 1 of 10:  1 / 10People watch Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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The wind and waves continue to pound the community of Shell Point several hours after Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)
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Image 2 of 10:  2 / 10The wind and waves continue to pound the community of Shell Point several hours after Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)

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Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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Image 3 of 10:  3 / 10Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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An American flag is torn in front of a school during Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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Image 5 of 10:  5 / 10An American flag is torn in front of a school during Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)
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Image 6 of 10:  6 / 10The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

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Debris is blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )
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Image 7 of 10:  7 / 10Debris is blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )

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Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )

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The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)
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Image 9 of 10:  9 / 10The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)

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People look out to the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Michael approaches October 9, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds over 100 miles per hour on Tuesday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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Image 10 of 10:  10 / 10People look out to the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Michael approaches October 9, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds over 100 miles per hour on Tuesday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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People watch Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Image 1 of 10People watch Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October 10 as the most powerful storm to hit the southern US state in more than a century. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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The wind and waves continue to pound the community of Shell Point several hours after Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 2 of 10The wind and waves continue to pound the community of Shell Point several hours after Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)

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Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Image 3 of 10Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Image 4 of 10Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida on October 10, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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An American flag is torn in front of a school during Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Image 5 of 10An American flag is torn in front of a school during Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 6 of 10The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

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Debris is blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )

Image 7 of 10Debris is blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )

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Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )

Image 8 of 10Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP )

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The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 9 of 10The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP)

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People look out to the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Michael approaches October 9, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds over 100 miles per hour on Tuesday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Image 10 of 10People look out to the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Michael approaches October 9, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds over 100 miles per hour on Tuesday. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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