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October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph. The most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years, the storm batter the coastline with rain, powerful gusts and crashing waves, flattening trees, knocking out power to tens of thousands and splintering homes.

Here are the stories The Associated Press is planning. All times EDT:

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10:

TROPICAL WEATHER — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years. SENT: 1100 words, photos, video. Will be updated throughout the day.

TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — Will be updated throughout the day.

TROPICAL WEATHER-GILLUM — Hurricane Michael upended the governor’s race in the battleground state of Florida, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm’s path. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

TROPICAL WEATHER-HURRICANE STRENGTH — Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns supercharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Florida’s Panhandle. SENT: 620 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER-STORIES FROM THE STORM — Snapshots of people dealing with the storm. UPCOMING: 750 words by 7 p.m., photos, video.

TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING — A chunky text look at Hurricane Michael. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

ALSO: TROPICAL WEATHER-NEWS OPERATIONS; TROPICAL WEATHER-STAYING PUT; TROPICAL WEATHER-AMTRAK.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11:

TROPICAL WEATHER — Mainbar on latest developments.

TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — Will be updated throughout the day.

TROPICAL WEATHER-STORIES FROM THE STORM — Snapshots of people dealing with the storm. UPCOMING: 750 words by 7 p.m., photos, video.

TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING — A chunky text look at Hurricane Michael. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

PHOTOS:

Photo coverage from Florida Panhandle. Additional photos expected.

VIDEO:

Broadcast and online edits available from Florida Panhandle. Additional video expected.

INTERACTIVES:

Hurricane Tracker.

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