Henry County welcomed people fleeing Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane tracker: Where is Hurricane Michael now? 

Michael downgraded to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia, killing 11-year-old girl

Hurricane Michael weakened to a tropical storm around 1 a.m., and is continuing to lose strength as it moves through the state, according to meteorologists at Channel 2 Action News

The powerful storm left a trail of destruction through Georgia, with one confirmed death, an 11-year-old girl in Southwest Georgia, which appeared to be the hardest hit part of the state. 

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Michael’s current maximum sustained winds are 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, www.nhc.noaa.gov.

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As of  5 a.m. Thursday, the storm was about 30 miles west of Augusta and 90 miles northeast of Macon.

Get complete coverage and forecasts for the hurricane on ajc.com as Michael approaches the coast 

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