MEXICO BEACH, Fla. - Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth boarded Skywitness 9 on Thursday to survey the decimation caused by Hurricane Michael.
Poised to respond. Headed back to @wftv9 from devastation zone and check out my view from Skywitness 9 of utility crews staged at Perry Foley airport to respond to #hurricanemichael2018 pic.twitter.com/o8bFWeAJzm— Greg Warmoth WFTV (@GWarmothWFTV) October 11, 2018
The storm slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon just shy of a powerful Category 5 hurricane, packing winds of up to 155 mph.
We are getting word of an “unusually high volume of search and rescue operations right now“. The FAA will keep us above the relief efforts at 3000’. We have a zoom lens on board and we are headed there now. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/05Gr5jsvuG— Greg Warmoth WFTV (@GWarmothWFTV) October 11, 2018
The monster storm carved a path of destruction as it crashed ashore and moved inland, destroying homes and businesses, flooding roads and downing trees and power lines.
Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday as it swept through central Georgia.
CRUSHED: @GWarmothWFTV got a bird's eye view of the damage from #HurricaneMichael along the panhandle. He'll tell us more about what he saw starting on Eyewitness News at 4pm https://t.co/fiCaD2Kxir pic.twitter.com/3MHyFaLgg1— WFTV Eyewitness News (@WFTV) October 11, 2018
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