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As to the storm now, it is a Cat 3 producing wind gusts above 100 mph. Here is the storm at 4:02pm.
The main effect of this will be power failures. The bright red area will likely have power failures and the darker red may have power failures.
BRIEF UPDATE: The photos below are from Mexico Beach where meteorologists expected the worst damage to be. Tragically, that appears to have been correct.
You don't see a row of homes that was washed away.
Tyndall Air Force Base has been knocked out of commission.
Storm surge flooding: