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.
Michael’s current maximum sustained winds are 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, www.nhc.noaa.gov.
As of 5 a.m. Thursday, the storm was about 30 miles west of Augusta and 90 miles northeast of Macon.
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