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Locals push for Hurricane Michael to be labeled category five


A category four or a category five? That’s the question.

According to WJHG Channel 7, some Bay County officials are pushing to have Hurricane Michael classified as a category five storm, but it is currently considered a category four by the National Hurricane Center.

“If it goes to a five, the best thing that I can understand, FEMA will go from 75 percent to 90 percent and a possible 100 percent on repayment, which would help us tremendously in the long run,” Mayor Hammond said.

The National Hurricane Center is assessing all the factors that go in to measuring a storm and will have an in-depth report available in the spring.

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Photo credits: Megan Bell / WJHG

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