Hurricane Michael by the numbers: Nearly 460K customers without power in the South

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<pHurricane Michael, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 stormdangerous storm by the numbers:

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<p155 mph: The wind speed — nearly the highest possible for a Category 4 hurricaneMexico Beach and Panama City. A hurricane with 157 mph or higher is a Category 5.

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<p388,160: The number of customers without power in Florida as of Wednesday evening. More than 60,000 customers were without power in Alabama.

<p35: The number of counties in Florida where Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency ahead of landfall.

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<p12 inches: The isolated maximum amount of rain that Michael is forecast to dump across the Florida Panhandle and the state’s Big Bend region, as well as in southeast Alabama and parts of southwest and central Georgia.

<p375,000: The approximate number of Floridians who were under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders across parts of 18 counties.

<p30,000: The number of workers mobilized to Florida, Alabama and Georgia to help restore power.

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<p14 feet: The maximum height forecast for the storm surge when Michael’s strong winds pushed the ocean water onto land.

<p6,700: The number of people in 54 shelters in Florida on Wednesday.

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<p600: The number of Florida state troopers assigned to response and recovery efforts throughout the storm.

<p500: The number of disaster relief workers that the American Red Cross was sending to affected areas in the Sunshine State.

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