Official Report Lists Hurricane Michael As Cat. 5 Storm

Apr 19, 2019

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Hurricane Michael to a Category 5 storm when it made landfall.   

The Center released its post storm analysis in a report released Friday.  The upgrade made Michael the first storm to reach Category 5 since Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992. It's only the fourth time a hurricane that size has been recorded. 

Though the Category 5 winds weren't sustained for long, parts of southwest Georgia did experience winds of 115 miles per hour. 

The state's agriculture industry also suffered about $3 billion in losses due to the storm.

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