Michael Slamming Georgia with Fierce Wind, Torrential Rain

Hours after making landfall—and making history—as one of the most powerful U.S. hurricanes on record, Hurricane Michael was still a serious threat as it moved across southen Georgia on Wednesday night. As of 8 pm EDT, Michael was about 20 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia, with Category 1 sustained winds of 90 mph. Michael entered the state’s southwest corner as a Category 3 storm, making it the first major hurricane in Georgia since 1898. MORE