Hurricane Michael unleashes furious onslaught on Florida

Oct 11, 2018, 5:46 AM EDT

Hurricane Michael, the third-strongest storm to have hit the U.S. mainland, tore through north-west Florida with 155mph winds at landfall on Wednesday, killing at least two people, deluging beach towns, split opening homes and uprooting trees on its way.  

Hundreds of thousands of homes in Florida, Alabama and Georgia were hit by power outage as Michael headed to the Carolinas, losing some of its strength over Georgia, notes the BBC.

Michael, the strongest storm to hit Florida in 25 years, is forecasted to intensify again on Friday night as it passes over the U.S. east coast and turns into a post-tropical cyclone, writes CBS News