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Hurricane Michael in Florida (FEMA P-2077)

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, on October 10, 2018, at 12:30 CDT as a Category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 161 miles per hour (mph) and a minimum pressure of 919 millibars (mb). It was the fourth strongest hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States based on wind speed, and the 13th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.