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Hurricane Michael extensively damaged homes, as well as caused huge agricultural losses

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — When Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle on Oct. 9, it became the strongest storm on record for this part of the country, as well as being the fourth strongest storm to come ashore on the continental United States.

The storm is being attributed to causing, as of Oct. 28, 60 human fatalities and more than $11.3 billion in damage. The city of Mexico Beach, Fla., received extreme devastation. As the Category 4 hurricane moved inland through several states toward the Chesapeake Bay. . .

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