Hurricane Michael, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm, is nearing landfall along the Florida Panhandle with 145 mph winds.
A Category 4 or 5 storm has never hit the Panhandle in recorded history.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called Michael the worst storm in that coastal area in 100 years.
"This is a fast storm, but it is going to be like a buzz saw," warned ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee.
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