Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm late Wednesday, but was still considered a major threat as it headed into central Georgia with 70 mile-per-hour winds around midnight local time.
When the hurricane landed earlier Wednesday near Florida's Mexico Beach, it had winds of 155 miles-per-hour making it almost a Category 5 storm and caused devastation through a large swath of the Florida Panhandle. Only three other hurricanes have hit the area with such force since the '50s – 1975's Eloise, 1995's Opal and 2005's Dennis.
The storm could still bring rains that could create flash floods in Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia.
The total damage from Hurricane Michael could reach up to $30 billion.
As of Wednesday night, there were more than 500,000 power outages in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
Initially, there was just one reported death that occurred when a man was killed after a tree crashed into his Greensboro, Florida, home. A second reported death report came in this morning. In Seminole County, Georgia an 11-year-old girl was killed when a metal carport went flying into her mobile home.