Hurricane Michael storm damage

Sudden Storm: Hurricane Michael and Georgia's Path to Recovery

Hurricane Michael hit Southwest Georgia with unexpected force on Oct. 10, 2018. Michael had already torn across the Florida Panhandle, and, as evening fell, people in small towns and farms faced something unseen in the state for more than 100 years: a Category 3 hurricane with gusts over 100 miles per hour. Pecan groves were torn from the ground, the cotton harvest ripped from stems, and schools and homes flooded. This is the story of a powerful storm and the long recovery that follows.