Hurricane Michael’s winds knock WFLA’s sister stations off air

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Winds from Hurricane Michael have knocked two of WFLA’s sister stations off the air.

WMBB News 13 in Panama City was knocked off the air when the storm made landfall on Wednesday afternoon. The storm later knocked WDHN in Dothan, Alabama off the air as well as it moved inland.

The stations have no power. WFLA is helping them stream and update their website to provide their viewers with the latest information.

As WMBB News 13 was on the air Wednesday afternoon, their wind gage ripped off the roof. You could hear the winds outside as it tore across their roof.  

“We’re feeling it,” anchor Amy Hoyt said during the broadcast. “It sounds like the train is coming over the roof of the TV station. I mean, our building is shaking and this is an old cement building. It’s everything it was promised to be: Dangerous, devastating and life-threatening.”

No one was injured and the news teams are sheltering in place.

Our thoughts and prayers are with employees at the stations and all residents in Michael’s path. Stay safe everyone!

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