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Hurricane Michael Intensified As It Made Landfall

Just moments ago, Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida panhandle near Mexico Beach.

The storm, which is classified as a Category 4 Hurricane, hit Mexico Beach with 155 mile per hour winds.

If it had hit with 157 mile per hour winds, it would have been classified as a Category 5 storm.

ABC News on Twitter

BREAKING: #HurricaneMichael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155 mph winds. https://t.co/ySeHRd2iF5 https://t.co/KfaOGmzJB4

NWS Tallahassee on Twitter

LIVE view from Indian Pass that shows increasing storm surge and winds! If you're not sheltered in place now, you need to be! #HurricaneMichael https://t.co/kBR8NCGoJb

CBS News on Twitter

The wind here is horrendous, far worse than a lot of folks expected," @CBSEveningNews' @jeffglor reports from Panama City, Florida, where #HurricaneMichael is making landfall. https://t.co/4VC6rjqjFc https://t.co/v6qpVWC1op

ABC News on Twitter

Sheets of rain brought by Hurricane Michael inundate Panama City, Florida along with powerful wind gusts up to 129 mph. For the latest information and updates on Hurricane Michael: https://t.co/nvs5nv0jeI https://t.co/1FmwQ2PR8d

Several news crews are tracking conditions related to the storm on social media, however, several TV and Radio stations have lost their ability to broadcast on air.

Ginger Zee on Twitter

Our ability to broadcast is gone but we are safe. Wanted to let you all know.

Unlike Hurricane Florence, Michael, while delivering a stronger punch initially, will not linger in the area, rather it is expected to be a fast moving storm and will move through Georgia and the Carolinas tonight and tomorrow.

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