Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by surprise, made landfall early in the afternoon near Mexico Beach, about 32 km southeast of Panama City, Florida. Photo: AFP

Monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida

Fierce storm downgraded as the eye moved across southwestern Georgia

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Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by surprise, made landfall early in the afternoon near Mexico Beach, about 32 km southeast of Panama City, Florida. Photo: AFP
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