PANAMA CITY, Fla. (CBSNewYork) – Hurricane Michael, now a tropical storm, was the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade, leaving behind a path of death and destruction amounting to an estimated $8 billion in damage.

The storm has claimed at least six lives, including 11-year-old Sarah Radney who died when a tree fell onto a home in Georgia. Another person was killed by a falling tree in Gadsden County, Florida.

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At its peak, the Category 4 hurricane slammed into the Florida panhandle with 155 mile per hour winds.

“Hurricane Michael is the worst storm that the Florida panhandle has ever seen and one of the worst power storms to ever make landfall in the United States,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.

Watch: CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn Explains Why Michael Intensified So Quickly 

Now, Michael is on the move and narrowing in on the Carolinas, where some are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

The remnants of the storm are making their way through the Tri-State Area, bringing with it heavy rains and possible flash floods on Thursday.

Roughly one million homes and businesses lost power because of the storm.

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  1. Gene Rey says:

    Any tally yet on how much Puerto Rico donated to the Hurricane Florence relief fund for the Carolina’s? What they’re planning to send for Hurricane Michael relief?

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