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simple. easy. awesome. click or visit a retail store today. hi there, i'm brooke baldwin, live here in destin, florida, where we are covering the official coverage of hurricane michael, a category four hurricane, several miles an hour shy of a hurricane five. and john berman is at panama city beach, florida, just about
20 miles to my east. john berman, i'm going to send it straight to you. >> reporter: thanks, brooke, so much. panama city feeling the full force of hurricane michael. we have sustained winds of 100 miles an hour or more and gusts of 120 miles an hour. the physical landfall happened 30 miles east with winds of 155 miles per hour. as brooke was saying, that's just two miles per hour short of being a category five storm. when all is said and done, it may prove out that hurricane michael did makeland landfall a hurricane five storm. i'm walking around gingerly trying to make sure there is no flying debris coming my way. people have been watching for a few minutes and know that behind me there used to be this metal railing, this iron railing that was cemented to the ground here. it was uprooted and bent over and pulled the cement with it.
that's just how strong this wind is and there goes another piece of the metal siding flying by here behind me. a hundred mile-an-hour winds will do that. it will be sustained, we understand, for a full couple of hours. panama city beach is the most populated area feeling the full force of the storm. some 12,000 people live in panama city beach. about half of those people did leave but that means there are several thousand people still trying to wait out this storm. i hope they are in a room in their house not near windows because this wind is blowing very, very hard and will do so for some time. we did have an official landfall from hurricane michael some time err ago. jennifer gray joins us from the weather center. jennifer. >> about ten miles to your east
clear skies and calm wind. you are going to experience this high wall in its entirety and it's going to last probably another half hour for you and conditions will improve. there was a 130 mile-per-hour gust just to your east and that is before the gauge broke, so most likely the winds were much, much higher. in panama city beach, we had a 116 mile-per-hour gust. you have sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, possibly even higher. this is the third lowest pressure of a storm as it's made landfall. that's how we measure the intensity of storms. we measure it by the pressure in millibars and by the winds. the pressure is so low, it's the third lowest or one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall. this is just behind the labor day storm in the keys, which was in 1935 and camille in 1969. it just gives you perspective of how strong this storm actually
is. the eye is on shore now. that eye wall will slowly start to weaken as it continues its track to the north. it's going to take some time, though, because the storm is so strong and it has so much momentum along with it and it's going to continue to track on in to southern alabama as we go through the afternoon -- southern georgia, rather, as we go through the afternoon and evening hours. this will most likely be a category two at that time. so i don't want people the storm hasn't impacted yet get caught off guard with that. we're going to see a very powerful storm push very far inland. the surge is not over. point to the east of that high are experiencing six, seven, nine feet of storm surge. in matapalachicola, we have reps of eight feet of storm surge already and that's going to rise over the next couple of hours. john, for the next half hour or so, you're going to be in the
brunt of it and as the storm lifts to the north, the conditions will improve. but be very careful of trees and you and flying objects. >> reporter: i promise we will be careful. my wind not working too well with the wind and rain. fascinating this will be a category two storm even as it moves well inland where people may not be as ready as they are here, and i'm not even sure if people in panama city beach were quite ready for what's happening right here. the eye of the storm, as jennifer said, passed east, a little bit east of where i'm standing right now. they got even worse than what we're getting here and here is pretty bad. let's go to gary tuchman to sopchoppy, florida. >> reporter: when we arrived in this little town, we've been looking all over. when we arrived here, we had a temporarily frightening moment that turned comical.
we thought we saw someone hurt in the street. it turns out it was king kong lying in the street, advertising sopchoppy pizza. we hope they do okay. but this is the town about 470 people live here. we haven't seen anyone around. almost everyone seems to haver evacuated, which is very good news. this is old florida. they have an annual worm charming festival, ww-o-r-m, an they use the worms for bait and they do that every year now here in sopchoppy, which is going through the scare of this strong category four hurricane. there has never been a category four hurricane and close to a category five. we started the day at shell point beach, which is behind me
to our south right on the beach. we had to get out of there very quickly because the water literally within five minutes started rising and coming toward us. it was up to our knees. we knew it would get much deeper. we've also seen a lot of transformer fires. power lines are coming out and fires are not being put out because the fire officials aren't out right now. everyone is taking care of their families and taking care of critical situations. the situation near the coast is scary, we think it's dire because the water is so deep. people are just waiting to see what happens to their homes and what happens to their livelihoods. back to you. >> reporter: i heard you say fenway park, that put a smile on my face in this storm knowing that the red sox won last night. we'll leave that aside. gary was talking about the sound of transformer explosions. these hurricanes have sounds. the roar of the wind which can you hear but also the blasts as transformer after transformer blows and that is whether people lose power and lose power for
some time. that is the expectation here. we're getting winds north of 100 miles per hour, gusts of 120 miles per hour. brian todd, in a different part of panama city beach, give us a sense of what you're feeling. >> reporter: some real ferocious wind. look at this, this isn't too safe either. if you go down the street here, you can see these power lines shaking. that one there looks like it's about to come down. we've heard transformers blow, as you mentioned you heard them blow. there a couple of a transformers in danger as these trees are starting to contort. look at the violence with which these trees are being shaken. that one tree just snapped in half. this house here already starting to lose some shingles and is
threatened by these pine trees, which could snap at any moment. they've really been bending and shaking in the wind right now. we mentioned that this came upon this area very quickly, 150 mile-an-hour winds, just 2 miles an hour shy of being a category five when it hit landfall at mexico beach just east of here. that is not necessarily surprising in the context of today but it is surprising overall for official who is said they're just amazed at how quickly this storm gathered strength. we want to talk storm surge now, too. that's one of the reasons we had to move in a block where we were earlier, right on the beach, the storm surge was at very dangerous levels. we're going to try to move out in a little bit. i might have to come a little bit in toward the camera just to get out of the danger here. there is debris flying all over the place. that's another thing you have to constantly look out for. i'm just under the lip of the garage here. i'm a little bit protected. we have palm fronds flying all
over the place. the storm surge could hit 11 to 13 feet, which means these street could be flooded very shortly. but the mayor and city manager say they're fairly confident that the elevation levels here are fairly healthy. they think they can withstand the storm surge, but when it gets to 11 to 13 feet, as it might, that's going to be a real challenge to try to withstand some of that flooding, john. but again, very, very violent winds just hitting us here a moment ago. and if you're out right now, you just cannot be. every sheriff and local official is telling people don't even step a couple of feet away from a solid structure. >> reporter: stay inside for a long time. even when this wind passes, it's going to be some time before the road are safe, debris is clear
and lines are fixed as hurricane michael passes through here. no category four storm has ever hit the florida panhandle. this storm may landfall with wind speeds of 155 an hour, just two miles an hour short of a category five storm. it moving ever so slowly over land, bringing those high wind. brooke baldwin is in destin, florida. we'll get the situation there. stay with us. allstate is adapting. with drones to assess home damage sooner. and if a flying object damages your car, you can snap a photo and get your claim processed in hours, not days. plus, allstate can pay your claim in minutes. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
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i am in destin, florida. we are outside of the folks who are getting the brunt of this category four hurricane and i'm still hanging on here on this dock. we are in between a massive structure and the gulf of mexico to my left. this is a $10 million berm that was created after the last category four, that was opal in '95. and so the other side of that obviously is the ocean and it's really grown increasingly choppy, white caps and some of the waves in here in this inlet. just to be able to spin around and give you some perspective of the wind we're feeling and we're protected between this berm and this harbor walk marina, you can see some of the palm fronds, not all, not nearly as bad as what john berman and those guys have been feeling. just to give you a sense of what it feels like 40 miles west from where they are is beautiful dustin, florida. and on the other side of this
hotel is erica hill. i hear you're really feeling it where you are in front because you are not protected by this building behind me. >> reporter: that's right. and also because, brooke, as you were saying, that berm that was put in there, which they are very happy to have, it sort of protects them a little bit from the gulf. the other issue is behind me is the bay. the way this storm is moving, we're on the west side, they move counterclockwise so there's water moving through the bay there. we actually just got some video in of a rescue in the bay. there was a man living on his boat in the bay. that boat broke loose of its mooring and landed on the -- essentially washed up on the side of the road. he called for help. and captain knicks of the sheriff's office who sent me these videos and told me about the rescue, he said this is one of several calls they had today.
they happened to be close, they could get to the man. he is okay. i want to stress that. this man is okay but they don't want people staying on their boats, certainly if they don't need to and areas that are dangerous. they have received several calls throughout the day, people asking for help getting to shelters. they're doing as much of that as they can, but obviously these are far from ideal driving conditions, even for officials. they're also working with churches that are operating shelters and tells me they have taken at least three bus loads of people, helping them get to the shelters. but again, they're stressing at this point everybody needs to hunker down and stay where they are, even if we are on the edge of this storm, it's still certainly nothing anybody should be out in. from where you are, there is one man hunkered down on a sail boat in the middle of destin harbor. he told me he's not leaving his
boat because he was in the middle of putting a new motor on it and he doesn't feel he can leave. i have some video. hunter reynolds, the first mate on a charter fishing boat that's based out of destin here. that boat and its captain have gone west to orange beach, alabama. he stayed behind. he said he doesn't want to leave his boat. he doesn't feel great, but he doesn't think that he can leave right now the sheriff's department knows that, the marine sergeant who checked in on him said if this is going to be, i need your contact information. he checked in with him this morning. we'll check in with him throughout the afternoon. he said as of now winds are picking up butch , but he is st. brooke? >> on a boat. not somewhere i'd want to be right now, even in this part of florida. the worst of it right now. as michael is making landfall at 155 miles per hour, that is a category four. just keep in mind we all went to bed last night thinking it was a
michael, which is still passing over. i do think that the wind speed has died down just a little bit here, so i can stand fully upright and venture a little bit further away from the building that i was using as shelter. the wind was sustained at 100 miles an hour here at panama city beach with gusts at 120 miles an hour. the eye of the storm did make landfall about 35 minutes or so ago, about 40 miles east of where i am near mexico beach, florida, winds with 155 miles per hour at landfall there. that is just two miles per hour short of a category five storm. easily the most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall on the florida panhandle. a very powerful storm and it will stay a powerful storm as it moves inland, affecting some of the inland areas as a category three and even category two storms. and those are areas that might not be used to it.
where there are big, giant trees there could be serious power issues and damage still to come. so many people along the coast went to bed thinking this was a category two storm, thinking they could ride this out only to wake up to find it was a powerful, ferocious category four storm. once you make the decision to stay, you have to stay. joining me now is teddy rollins from callaway, florida, which i believe is just a little bit east of where i am. teddy, if you can hear me, you made the decision to ride out this storm, to stay at home, and you're with a number of other people. nine of you. tell me what you're seeing. >> right now it looks like the storm is coming on the back half because we've already survived the eye. wind and rain is going the other way. the house across the street from me has no garage. all the trees in our neighborhood have been blown over. it is moving parked vehicles. it is very, very dangerous up here. it does not look good.
>> reporter: wow. moving parked vehicles, the house across the street has no garage, trees all down in the neighborhood. teddy, who is inside that house with you? and, honestly, what have you been doing? >> right now it is me, my mother and my father, my little brother, mylittle sisters, my sister's fiancee, my fiancee and my two kids in this house. and we've been sitting in the garage watching the storm. >> reporter: quite a show. a show the likes of which i believe you never imagined you would see because like so many people, i suspect you thought this might be a category two storm. when you woke up this morning and saw category four, 140 miles per hour, only to get higher to 155 miles per hour, what were your concerns? >> well, the first thing i thought was it's panama city, we never really get hit.
we shortly learned this was going to touch down right on our doorstep. our first thought was are we going to make it? and our second thought was we need to be with family. so that's what we did. my mom and dad live a quarter mile away from where i live so it was fairly easy to get over here. >> reporter: so let's hope you have seen the worst of it. how is the house that you are staying in? how has it managed the last few hours? >> actually, the house is holding up pretty well. the worst of it all is that our back fence is gone and a tree that sits between my mom and dad's house and my grandmother's house. and on our house, there's damage to the master bedroom and now the wind is going the other way so it has now blown that tree on to my grandmother's house and her master bedroom.
so that seems to be the worst of it, definitely that tree falling. it's a big pine tree. >> look, teddy, we are so glad that you have managed to make it through what seems to be the worst of it. thank you for taking care of all those people around you and be careful in the coming hours and days because there are still plenty of dangers ahead. thanks so much for being with us, teddy. >> thank you for calling. >> reporter: all right, joining us now is ken graham, the director of the national hurricane center. director, thanks so much for joining us. let me start with telling you what i'm seeing, which is it does seem here in panama city beach, the winds have died down just a little bit. have we seen the worst of this already? >> for your location, once this landfall came through, you're on the back portion of that eye wall. it continues to move northward. what's interesting is relative to where you are is what you're going to experience when it comes to damage. looking at that previous video being on the outskirts, it's all
relative to the location. right around that eye some of the greatest damage. there's still going to be structural damage. but with time you start seeing the damage with some of those rain bands as well. some of those rain bands can produce hurricane force winds as well. >> reporter: where is the center of the storm, the eye wall, the most damaging part of the storm? where at this point do you think it's headed? >> john, when we look at that, this isn't just a coastal situation, you're going to have prolonged power outages associated with that eye wall. you have an expansive area of winds. this is about 175 miles around the center and 40 miles away from the center. when you have a landfall system this strong, it's going to take a while to bring those winds down. even on the alabama line, getting into georgia, you're still going to have hurricane force winds. even inland you're going to have heavy rain and seeing trees down and power outages well inland into georgia. >> so we've been getting reports
from our reporters both west and east of us of the storm surge. we have heard eight feet in some places. are you getting reports back of how bad it was? >> we are getting reports of seven to eight foot. it's really interesting. you look at the area most vulnerable. we're taulking not just coastal issues but also well inland. this is an interesting point. the coast being well to the south, look how far inland on the apalachicola river we are here. you're talking 10, 15 miles. look at the sharp rise of water. we're seeing water rising quickly. seven to eight feet of inundation. we'll get those reports in time. >> reporter: i have to ask you one more question. it does seem like this storm strengthened 45 miles per hour in wind speed overnight. is that rare? that seems to be incredibly quick strengthening. >> it is. everything came together on this
one. we were forecasting an upper end category three and everything came together. you got a warm gulf and the upper atmosphere that's absolutely perfect. i've seen it so many times where these developing systems develop in the gulf and continue to strengthen all the way in. michael did the same thing. >> reporter: just fuel all the way up until the moment it hit the coast at 155 miles an hour. ken, thank you so much for the work that you do and the warnings you were able to give over the last several days. thanks so much. >> you bet. >> reporter: we have much more to cover as this storm moves inland and affects more people. this is cnn special live coverage of hurricane michael. we'll be right back. ( ♪ ) everybody wants a new, different,
the hurricane that is really pounding eastward. we'll show you some of the absolute worst of it where people are bearing the brunt of these 155 mile-an-hour winds, just shy of a category five. let me bring in parker destin, as in destin, florida. your great great great grandfather founded this gorgeous town. thank you for coming out in this incredible weather. for the most part people in destin have a sigh of relief. >> for the most part, yes. the way that the geography is oriented, we're on the western side of the hurricane eye. as such, we won't have as significant of a storm impact from a surge or wave action standpoint because the convection is coming from the north, northeast. >> reporter: there is an area you're worried about?
>> the northern shore is receiving a really good pounding. we have a bay to the north of us and that heavy wave action is being slammed into the residence areas and restaurants. >> reporter: including your own seafood restaurant getting hammered by the wind and the water. what are you most nervous about? >> most nervous about losing the whole dock. being a six generation floridian, we've lost docks before. >> reporter: i keep hearing you guys say that. this is the most powerful storm to have ever hit the florida panhandle. >> that's right. luckily for the city of dustin, we are getting a reprieve to a certain extent because we are on the western side. >> reporter: but you have a ton of friends in pcb and apalachicola, you're incredibly concerned because this is a fishing community, that is your bread and butter. >> absolutely. having been in the fishing business my whole life, this
whole area down to apalachicola feeds about 50% of the entire seafood industry in the state of florida and they're getting their clocks cleaned right now. >> reporter: so hopefully once this is through, you're going to help them out in the next 24 to 48 hours. >> absolutely. we'll be heading their way. >> reporter: parker, nice to meet you. we'll be back in destin hopefully under better conditions. i appreciate it. again, we're in destin but the people really feeling the brunt of it as parker just mentioned, apalachicola, florida. that is east of us. this is our meteorologist derek, when he all of a sudden got socked by the storm. >> we're in apalachicola, florida. we have sustained winds but what's the most surprising is how quickly the storm surge has taken over this town. look at the streets behind me. we've had measurements within the past hour about six and a
half feet above low tide. so high tide hasn't even occurred yet and this water is still filling in this area. we've seen submerged vehicles, we've had dumpsters floating by us. we've had all kind of debris. it's frank lily getting a littl bit difficult to stand up in these conditions. the point being that apalachicola is taking a really heavy hit from this powerful, powerful storm. there's a mandatory evacuation under way. highway 98, which is the major artery in and out of this location goes to hall htallahasd panama city, it is no longer accessible. the bridges are closed off. emergency personnel are begging for people who decided to ride out to storm to hunker down, stay indoors, stay away from windows as the peak of major hurricane michael starts to sink his teeth into this area.
>> so derek and crew are okay, but that is really feeling the worst of it in apalachicola, and really what that will look like in the coming hours and what people will be waking up to in the destruction and devastation tomorrow morning. gary tuchman is in sopchoppy, florida where the winds are a huge part of this story. it's been making landfall at 155 miles per hour, category four, gary. talk to me about what it's feeling like where you are. >> reporter: brooke, hello to you. we've been touring the small little towns on the panhandle to the east of where hurricane michael's eye crossed and this is sopchoppy. it's an indian name. it means river. it feels like a river in sopchoppy, florida today. this is the heaviest we've had the rains as the storm heads to
the northeast. there's a lot of damage in these little towns we've been touring. a lot of power lines down and we've seen transformer fires on the sides of roads. we spent part of the day today in shell point beach. quickly the water started rising because of great concern here and is still a great concern because these are all low elevations right now at ten feet and the storm surge is expected to go as high as 13, 14 feet. that's why there was a mandatory evacuation which began at 8:00 last night in this area. i have seen, i've heard other things from other reporters and police officers in the area who have said they've seen a lot of people sticking around. in our travels around, we've seen empty towns. people have evacuated. they've taken it very seriously. what's so unique is most of the times we cover hurricanes, often it starts in africa and moves west and takes a week, ten days to get here and there's lots of
time to prepare. but there wasn't lots of time to prepare for this. we never knew this was going to happen. 155 mile-per-hour winds. never before has there been a category four hurricane in the florida panhandle, almost a category five, one of the strongest storms in history. we have seen for the most people people seem to be leaving. we haven't seen one single person in sopchoppy. brooke, back to you. >> reporter: i was watching earlier, gary, where you were at a volunteer fire station. you said everyone was cleared out, even the firefighters. i know they were out and about but they weren't in that location because of how low it is. it does feel like a river for so many of you who are choosing to ride it out. gary made the great point. a lot of people didn't realize a hurricane is happening, unlike florence when we were talking about it for days and days and days. people woke up this morning and
it went from a cat two to a category four. welcome to what is now hurricane michael. we're here in destin. i'm safe, i'm up next to a building, but it a much different story just east of me. stay with me, you're watching cnn's special live coverage of hurricane michael. ep aid, plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. i'm back. aleve pm for a better am.
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just two miles away, two miles an hour away from being a category five. that's according to numbers from the state of florida emergency management. we just got that. it's hard for me to communicate right now. i can't really hear. we're trying to check our phones to get the latest information. and i just kind of want to show you right now live as it happens what the people here in the florida panhandle are experiencing. and it could be even worse in certain areas that don't have the strong structures like this. we're talking about apalachicola, florida. that's a small fishing town. mexico beach, very small place.
port st. joe, ju. just to name a few. i can't imagine what we're going to be seeing over there when this storm finally does pass and when we're able to get a glimpse at what these winds have done. >> all right. you were listening to a local reporter there covering this storm as it made landfall not too far from where we are in panama city beach. the winds have died down just a little bit for the time being here. not sure if they will pick up again here in panama city beach. sustained winds of 100 miles an hour, gust of 120 miles an hour. where the storm made shore, 155 miles per hour, just two miles per hour short of a category five storm, easily the most powerful storm ever to make landfall on the florida panhandle.
we are now getting to see some of the wind damage here with things just flying about everywhere, siding pulled off of buildings. we have seen some structures that have fallen over the last couple of hours. a chance to assess some of the damage here as the wind dies down. the storm is moving inland. it is so strong or was so strong when it made landfall that, it will maintain its power for some time as it moves inland toward tallahassee and ultimately georgia. let's go to ryan nobles who is in tallahassee. ryan, you could be seeing some of the worst of this fairly soon. >> reporter: yeah, john. it was interesting listening to describe how your winds have died down. we feel the wind gusts here are definitely starting to pick up. we're not dealing with sustained heavy winds right now in tallahassee yet but there's no doubt the storm is getting worse and we can feel it coming into this area. the folks are not necessarily
worried about water like they are on the coast. we're about 30 miles from the water. they're a lot more worried about the wind. and if this storm continues to hold up with these category four intense winds, if the gusts are 140 miles or more, that could mean these big beautiful trees all over tallahassee, one of the trademarks of tallahassee are the tree, they could come toppling down. this is what we're already starting to deal with here, the debris, branches, already starting to fly off these trees. that's before we're getting the sustained, consistent wind. as a result, the mayor of tallahassee has told everyone just to stay home. there's no reason to be outside. as can you see behind me, these roads, which normally this time of day in tallahassee would be bustling, this is downtown, this is a business district so they would normally be very busy. right now everybody staying home heeding those warnings because
the worst is still yet to come here in tallahassee. >> you and your team be careful in tallahassee as this storm heads your way. again, as the wind has died down a little built herit here, i ca around to see some of the damage here and there's a lot of things that have fallen over, a lot of le leaves and debris here. brian todd, i assume you're getting a chance to look around as well. >> reporter: getting a chance to look around here, john. but it's still really powerful, just a couple hundred yards from the beach here. these palm trees violently shaken here. this is the real danger here, the power lines could be about to snap. we're getting another heavy burst of wind right here. can you see how violent the wind is. the way these trees are shaking and swaying in the wind, trees have snapped in half that we have seen, power lines have gone
down, transformers have blown all over the place here. we're not even talking yet about storm surge because it could still be a factor here. we're in a low-lying area, this could get up to 11 to 13 feet of storm surge. we'll see if it gets to that point here in panama city beach. they are pleased with their level of elevation. but as we've been talking about all day, this area has not seen a storm like this in a hundred years. it's already starting to get violent. that beach area, those waves, were really violently cracking earlier and the water level started rising. some of these trees here just snapped in half. this house has been in some danger for a while now. there's a large tree back there that just snapped in half. what's interesting is the sheriff of walden county tweeted a little bit ago, he said just out of pure frustration, we have people here who are not exercising good sense.
you have a constitutional right to be an idiot, but you do not have a constitutional right to put others in danger. it was pure frustration from the sheriff when he sees people driving around and walking around in this stuff just with no sense of how dangerous it really is. so, john, that's another thing that first responders are up against here. they want to venture out and help people, but right now they just can't do it. >> reporter: not until the winds die down enough so they could move those vehicles carefully and cautiously. brian todd, stay safe yourself. the winds died down a little bit in panama city beach, but this huge storm moving inland toward tallahassee. it picked up so much speed over the last day, where is it headed next? we're going to take a quick break. when we come back, we're going to speak to some storm chasers following the path of this historic storm.
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and active shooters and natural disasters. vote yes on 11 to ensure 911 emergency care is there when you or your love one need it. this is cnn breaking news. >> reporter: here we go. you're watching cnn special live coverage on this extraordinary wednesday afternoon. i'm brooke baldwin in destin, florida. john berman not too far away from me in panama city beach, florida. what a wild last hour. just watching so many people endure battling these massive winds, 155 miles per hour is what it's been clocked at for