Monster Hurricane Michael from 2018 gets late upgrade to category 5 storm

CNET | 4/19/2019 | Amanda Kooser (Posted by) Level 4
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Hurricane Michael ripped into the community of Mexico Beach, Florida, last October.

Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida on Oct. 10 last year, with the state's governor, Rick Scott, calling it an "absolute monster." The storm was directly responsible for 16 deaths and left parts of the state's panhandle devastated. The hurricane was even worse than we knew at the time.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center finished analyzing the storm and announced Friday it has been upgraded to a category 5 from a category 4 at landfall. That one step up can make a difference in how we view the hurricane.

The storm's estimated intensity at landfall is now pegged at 140 knots (160 mph, 257 km/h). That's five knots higher than...
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