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Factbox: Hurricane Michael cuts power to over 403,000 in Florida, Georgia, Alabama

October 11, 2018 1:36 AM
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(Reuters) - More than 403,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and Alabama were without power on Wednesday as Hurricane Michael battered the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to local power companies.

Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century, was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. It made landfall early in the afternoon near Mexico Beach, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Panama City in Florida’s Panhandle region, with top sustained winds reaching 155 miles per hour (2...

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