Hurricane Michael barreled into Florida in 2019 as a Category 5 storm. Winds hit at 160 mph, making it one of four Category 5 hurricanes to hit the USA. It was one of the most intense and powerful hurricanes to hit the coast, causing over $25.5 billion in damage. It caused 31 direct fatalities, and 43 indirect fatalities. Mexico Beach and Panama City saw the worst part of the hurricane. Trees fell over, and numerous houses were flattened as a result of the hurricane (CNN).