Military aircraft fleeing Hurricane Michael sheltering in Michigan

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MACOMB COUNTY (WJRT) (10/10/2018) - More military aircraft than normal will be flying over Michigan on Wednesday as planes from the Gulf Coast are taking refuge at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

An undisclosed number of military installations were evacuated ahead of Hurricane Michael's landfall on Wednesday afternoon. That included moving some jets north to Michigan.

Officials at Selfridge, which is located along Lake St. Clair north of Detroit, say the public may notice a significant increase in the number of military aircraft this week due to the storm.

The displaced aircraft will remain in Michigan until the military lifts evacuation orders.

Hurricane Michael strengthened rapidly before making landfall around 1:30 p.m. as a strong Category 4 storm with 155 mph sustained winds.