Crashing waves on Pensacola Beach as Michael upgraded to Category 3 storm, nears landfall

Waves churned on beaches along the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday, October 9 as Hurricane Michael strengthened.

The hurricane grew to a Category 3 storm earlier in the day, and authorities say it could be upgraded to a Category 4 just before landfall landfall, which is expected tomorrow.

This video, filmed on Pensacola Beach, shows the crashing waves and high tide.

Evacuations have been issued along parts of the Panhandle, and residents have been preparing by boarding up homes and stocking up on supplies for what is said will be the area's strongest hurricane in at least 13 years