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In photos: Hurricane Michael's devastation

A warehouse of boats damaged
A warehouse of boats damaged in Panama City Beach, Florida. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Hurricane Michael has wreaked havoc in the Florida Panhandle since making landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon, killing at least two people and creating "catastrophic" damage in the region.

The big picture: Hurricane Michael exploded from a tropical storm to a near-Category 5 hurricane in just four days, making it one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the continental U.S.

Destroyed home in Panama City, Florida
Destroyed home in Panama City Beach, Florida. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Devastation in Mexico Beach, Florida
Mexico Beach, Florida. Photo: Weather Channel via John Ekdahl
Devastation in Mexico Beach, Florida
Mexico Beach, Florida. Photo: Weather Channel via John Ekdahl
Devastation in Mexico Beach, Florida
Mexico Beach, Florida. Photo: Weather Channel via John Ekdahl
Devastation in Mexico Beach, Florida
Devastation in Mexico City Beach, Florida. Photo: Josh Benson via Twitter
Flooding in a street in Florida
Flooded street in Panama City Beach, Florida. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Trees laying on a house
Trees laying across a house in Panama City Beach, Florida. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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