Thousands Without Power After Michael Crosses Alabama

Hurricane Michael tore into the Florida pan handle yesterday — one of the most intense storms in history with winds at 155 miles an hour. It moved across southeast Alabama — causing some flooding and knocking the lights out for about 62,000 people . Dothan was hit hard — with debris flying, trees down and other major damage. Officials around Dothan warning people to stay off the roads today.

Meantime — hotels and RV parks around Brmingham busy as people from Florida who got out of dodge — decided to ride things out in Alabama. 40 residents of a Senior Living center in Santa Rosa Beach are staying at a Birmingham hotel.