As Hurricane Michael continues to travel inland, thousands of people are already without power in Georgia.
The storm struck the Florida panhandle this afternoon, and with a strong storm surge and 155 mile per hour winds, it left a trail of destruction behind.
According to CNN, Hurricane Michael is now a Category 3 storm, with winds dropping to 125 miles per hour.
JUST IN: Hurricane Michael is now a Category 3 storm with winds of 125 mph, according to the latest weather advisory. Its center is now moving into SE Alabama and SW Georgia. https://t.co/0Kuj2eBK5Q Track the storm: https://t.co/iWfsqFTA8e Follow updates: https://t.co/9CM35NMQD4 https://t.co/05CxZd9bwW
The CSRA is expected to feel the effects of Michael this evening into tomorrow morning.
According to WRDW, a 5:40 p.m. update indicates that close to 54,000 people have lost power in Georgia.
Georgia is going to be next. And Georgia hasn't seen a storm like this in quite some time. We're looking at a Cat 2 storm going into Georgia. That alone is a severe impact to that state. So this isn't over yet."
In preparation for a power outage, get those cell phones plugged in now and make a list of important numbers.
You'll need them in the event the power is out for an extended period of time and your phone battery dies.
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