Hurricane Michael: at least two dead as record storm heads to Georgia – live updates

2.28pm BST

More than 830,000 homes across the affected area were without power Thursday morning, Reuters reported.

At its height, the storm had knocked out power at 850,000 homes. Crews in Florida and Alabama had begun restoring some power after the worst of the storm blew through.

2.21pm BST

The Florida Highway Patrol has closed 80 miles of Interstate 10, the main highway running through the Florida panhandle from east to west, to clear storm debris.

Spokesman Eddie Elmore told the Associated Press the road was closed “due to extremely hazardous conditions.”

Source: FS – World News 2 DV
Hurricane Michael: at least two dead as record storm heads to Georgia – live updates