The first Category 5 storm to make landfall since Andrew in 1992, the impact of Hurricane Michael is still felt today nearly five years later. In this article, we will discuss Hurricane Michael and the impact that it had.
Michael first made landfall in the Florida panhandle in October of 2018 as a category 5 hurricane. Through abnormally warm waters in the Gulf, it strengthened Michael intensely. With windspeeds reaching 160 mph, Florida received catastrophic damage, especially in communities such as Mexico Beach near Panama City. As the storm moved inland, it maintained strength leaving significant damage through Georgia, and even as a tropical storm, it left a mark on Virginia and the Carolinas.
By the end, the estimated economic damage reached $25 billion, claimed the lives of almost 60 people, displaced tens of thousands, as well affecting local ecosystems and wildlife. As recovery efforts still continue, it serves as another reminder to the power and destruction these events can have.
We hope you found this history on Hurricane Michael and its impact to be insightful on the destructive power of hurricanes and how we have continued since. At P3 Elevation, we are committed to protecting and restoring your home from storm and water damage. With almost three decades of experience and over 2000 homes under our belts, we are here to give you peace of mind. From home lifting and moving, flood damage recovery, and modular home elevation, our FEMA- qualified professionals are ready to serve you. Reach out through our form or give us a call to speak with our experts and schedule your consultation today!