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Michael strengthens into a category 4 storm

Expected to make landfall later Wednesday

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ROANOKE, Va – Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen as it moves closer to the Florida Panhandle. As of 5 a.m. maximum sustained winds are up to 140 mph making Michael a dangerous category 4 storm.

Wave heights around the center of Michael were topping 30 feet Wednesday morning.

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The storm is expected to make landfall later Wednesday along the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 hurricane. The panhandle has never before been hit by a category 4 storm. 

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Rain from Michael will move in to our region Thursday.


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