Updated at 10:58 p.m. ET Hurricane Michael has grown into a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds reaching 125 mph, as it barrels toward northwestern Florida, making it a much stronger storm than Hurricane Florence was when it made landfall as a Category 1 storm drenching the Carolinas last month, according to the National Hurricane Center . Forecasters say Michael continues to strengthen as it moves over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and should reach Category 4 strength before it comes ashore over the Florida Panhandle sometime Wednesday. Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Panhandle in decades. It's expected to cause life-threatening flash floods and send surges of ocean water into coastal areas along the Gulf,...
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Michael Upgraded To Category 3 'Major' Hurricane As It Approaches Florida Panhandle