Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael battered Florida as the strongest storm ever recorded in the region on Thursday. The category-4 hurricane with 155 mph winds left two dead and washed away entire buildings.

Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm early on Thursday morning as it churned across central Georgia with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph. But photos from the scene in Florida show the devastation the hurricane left behind.

Storm chaser Josh Morgerman tweeted: “It’s hard to convey in words the scale of the catastrophe in Panama City. The whole city looks like a nuke was dropped on it. I’m literally shocked at the scale of the destruction.”

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A woman stands in front of what is left of one of her father’s trailer homes after hurricane Michael passed over Panama City on Wednesday.

Homes and businesses have been destroyed. Here, Rick Teska (left) helps a business owner rescue his dogs from the damaged business after Hurricane Michael passed.

A man takes some tobacco products from a damaged store in Panama City on Wednesday.

“We have seen several building collapses in Panama City,” Marc Weinberg, a meteorologist, tweeted from the scene. “The tree damage is incredible.”

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‘The whole city looks like a nuke was dropped on it:’ Photos show the devastation left in Florida by Hurricane Michael

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