The Latest: Florida mayor not surprised Michael was a Cat 5

ABC News | 10/9/2018 | Staff
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The Latest on Hurricane Michael being upgraded to a Category 5 storm (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Mayor - Florida - City - Ground - Zero

The mayor of the Florida city that was ground zero for Hurricane Michael says hes not surprised by news that its been reclassified as the strongest possible storm.

Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey says he and others who rode out the Oct. 10, 2018, storm thought they were dealing with a Category 5 storm all along. And he says the change in status doesnt equate to additional federal funding to help in the vast recovery efforts.

National - Oceanic - Atmospheric - Administration - Friday

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that the storms intensity when it hit the Gulf Coast was actually 5 mph (8 kph) faster than originally thought. That puts the storm at just over the 157 mph (252 kph) threshold of a Category 5.

The remote city along whats referred to as Floridas Forgotten Coast is struggling to rebuild. Cathey says there were some...
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