Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Record-breaking Hurricane Michael batters Florida Panhandle

People look on at a damaged store after Hurricane Michael passed through Image Hurricane Michael arrived in Florida just short of category five strength
Frank Williams | 12 October, 2018, 21:59

The hurricane made landfall in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon, blowing ashore with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, just shy of becoming a Category 5 storm.

A storage facility in Panama City Beach housing hundreds of boats was ripped apart by the strong winds with the roof shredding into strips of twisted metal.

When the steep-walled eye of Hurricane Michael passed over Stefan Melendez Wednesday afternoon, he stepped into the temporarily tranquil Florida environment and saw blue skies above.

At a midterm election rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night, Trump offered his "thoughts and prayers" to those in the path of the storm and said he would be visiting Florida soon.

The popular seaside destination about 20 miles east of Panama City Beach was left in ruins.

About 1.5 million homes and businesses were without power from Florida to Virginia early on Friday, according to utility companies.

As of Thursday, the death toll was two but authorities feared it could rise in the coming days.

After daylight Thursday residents of north Florida would just be beginning to take stock of the enormity of the disaster.

It was still toppling trees with 80-kph winds and bringing life-threatening flash flooding to areas of Georgia and Virginia, still recovering from Hurricane Florence as it marched northeast.

High winds led to the death of an 11-year-old girl in Seminole County, Georgia, EMA Director Travis Brooks told The Washington Post early Thursday morning.

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After carving an agonizing path of destruction across the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and southeastern Alabama for almost 10 hours, Hurricane Michael finally slowed to a tropical storm at midnight and continued to weaken early Thursday.

The governors of North and SC urged residents to brace for heavy rain and storm-force winds as Michael plowed northward up the Atlantic seaboard.

A day after the storm hit, Mexico Beach remained very hard to reach, with roads covered by fallen trees, power lines and other storm debris.

The first confirmed fatality of the storm was recorded Wednesday. When it landed, one of the legs tore through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head.

Michael is expected to drop 4 to 7 inches of rain from eastern Georgia to the southern Mid-Atlantic and up to 9 inches of rain in isolated parts of North Carolina and Virginia, the National Hurricane Center said.

In his letter posted on the base's website, Laidlaw says crews need to clear trees from roads, fix power lines and "assess the structural integrity of our buildings" before anyone returns. "I don't know what I'm going to", said Williams. Though most homes were still standing, no property was left undamaged.

"It looks like a tornado came through here", he said. In a beach townhome about 1,000 people, entire blocks of homes have been reduced to nothing but concrete slabs in the sand or piles of splintered lumber. The family had to wait over eight hours for paramedics to arrive due to the awful road conditions, Radney said.

Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the US mainland, weakened into a tropical storm over SC.

They said it was still not clear how many people stayed put and would need to be rescued.

Officials at the Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City said dozens of trees and power lines went down, and several buildings lost their roofs across the military base.

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