|Satellite image 11:02pm EDT|
The wind speed at the time of landfall is expected to be 120 mph with higher gusts possible. The extreme winds, as earlier indicated (see below), will extend farther inland than usual causing power failures and downed trees over a large area. Wind gusts of 80 mph are likely over southwest Georgia.
The storm surge will be a killer for those who do not evacuate. It is highly dangerous. Follow evacuation advice!
The predicted path has not changed.
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