Hurricane Michael moves over southeast U.S.

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Hurricane Michael is now making its way inland across the southeast.

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida early Wednesday afternoon.

Michael had winds of up to 155 mph when it hit the Florida Panhandle, according to the Weather Channel.

On Wednesday afternoon, a storm surge over 7.7 feet was also reported at Apalachicola, Florida.

The hurricane is now making its way inland and is centered approximately 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia and has since been reduced to a Category 1 storm.

Hurricane Michael is expected to turn into a tropical storm by Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Nearly 370,000 people in Florida, Georgia and Alabama are without power, reports CBS News.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The area where Hurricane Michael made landfall
2. Hurricane Michael hitting Florida Panhandle.
3. The hurricane making its way inland and hurricane category scale
4. A house icon and a power icon

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida early Wednesday afternoon."

"According to the Weather Channel, Michael had winds of up to 155 mph when it hit the Florida Panhandle."

"The hurricane is now making its way inland and is centered approximately 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia and has since been reduced to a Category 1 storm."

"CBS News reports nearly 370,000 people in Florida, Georgia and Alabama are without power."

SOURCES: The Weather Channel, CBS News, The Washington Post, National Hurricane Center
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-10-10-hurricane-michael-cat4-historic-landfall-gulf-coast-florida
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-michael-path-florida-storm-surge-weather-forecast-track-today-2018-live-updates-coverage/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/10/10/hurricane-michael-could-become-strongest-record-strike-florida-panhandle-wednesday/?utm_term=.f9208c7e4765
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT4+shtml/102301.shtml