Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

Michael was a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale when it came ashore as the fiercest hurricane to hit Florida in 80 years.

When Scott got back to his own house, he discovered "we had furniture in our house that wasn't our furniture". The state authorities are still assessing the damage.

The death toll is now at two, but is expected to rise. "Those numbers could climb", he said.

Gov. Rick Scott announced afterward that thousands of law enforcement officers, utility crews and search and rescue teams would now go into recovery mode. But the early indicators are troubling. But that was before we knew Michael was going to be as bad as it was, ' Roy said. The whole city looks like a nuke was dropped on it.

Morgerman has chased some of the most extreme hurricanes and typhoons across the world.

With files from the Associated Press and Washington Post.

Roy and his Sarah's step-mother Amber said Thursday that Sarah loved being around her big family, dancing and singing and made everything more fun.

Numerous injured in Florida were taken to hard-hit Panama City, 32 km northwest of Mexico Beach.

"Absolutely catastrophic! You will not believe your eyes when you see it". "I was told this morning that is is 'gone'". "Truly devastated. Some buildings completely swept clean - only slabs".

Now a tropical storm with winds of 50 miles per hour, Michael is expected to gain strength as it passes into Virginia and moves into the western Atlantic Ocean overnight, bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding over parts of North Carolina and Virginia. The storm had top sustained winds of 96 kph and was moving to the northeast at 32 kph.

It weakened overnight to a tropical storm. As many as 389,639 customers in Florida, 484,487 customers in North Carolina, 117,000 customers in Georgia, 24,000 customers in Alabama, 9,163 customers in SC and 61,067 customers in Virginia.

At 11 a.m., the center of the storm was 35 miles of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The NHC said: "Michael should continue to weaken for the next 12h or so as the centre moves through SC and into North Carolina". "That's never been more true than now".

Red Cross officials said 7,800 people were in 100 shelters across Florida, Georgia and Alabama. When Cook came out as gay in 2014, Robertsdale Mayor Charles Murphy suggested that he should have kept his sexual orientation private.

She was an 11 year old girl and was killed when some type of debris fell on the home, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

This is the home in South Georgia where tragedy struck.

Charles Alexander, director of contingency operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said there is no significant damage to dams or levees.

One of the carport's legs punctured the roof and hit her in the head.

They said it was still not clear how many people stayed put and would need to be rescued. "She's my baby", O'Brien said, her face wet with tears.

Florida's government said almost 6,700 people were in 54 shelters and that close to 30,000 customers lost electricity before the storm's landfall.

Sarah Radney saw trees falling down all around her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared over Georgia.

Michael's strength may reflect the effect of climate change on storms.

"It's bad", he said.

"We are not completely done, we are still getting down there", the governor added.

The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida.

"It feels like a nightmare", she said. Storm damage is seen after Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. But that didn't stop the journalists from getting the report out.

"Our lives are gone here". The station's awning had crashed to the ground.

"I can not disappoint the thousands of people that are there - and the thousands that are going", he tweeted.

More than 17,000 people tuned into the broadcast, including Sen.

So far, no counties along the devastated northwest Florida coast have reported deaths related to the storm.

Authorities have attributed one death to the storm after a tree fell on a man in the Florida capital Tallahassee.

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