Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Grim search underway for victims of ‘Michael’

Nearly 1,250 additional Alabama Power company and contracting crews were sent to the hardest hit parts of Alabama to assist with storm restoration Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See
Frank Williams | 13 October, 2018, 20:16

Less than two days after arriving on the Florida Panhandle as one of the most powerful hurricanes in USA history, a Category 4 monster with 155 miles per hour winds that sheared roofs from houses and buildings and snapped trees and power poles, Michael moved off the East Coast early Friday morning and into the Atlantic Ocean as a post-tropical storm.

Further details were not immediately available.

Three days after Hurricane Michael unleashed its wrath in the Florida Panhandle, residents in some of the hardest hit areas are growing desperate for food and water.

The death toll from Hurricane Michael increased to 11 people across three states, including five fatalities reported Friday in Virginia, according to the state's Department of Emergency Management. Grocery stores and gas stations in the hardest hit areas remain closed.

Hurricane Michael left hundreds of thousands of people in Florida without power.

Aerial footage shows the extent of the damage from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach.

By Friday morning the remnants of Michael had moved into the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, but still could bring up to 13 cm of rain to parts of New England, the National Hurricane Centre said.

Governor Rick Scott said state officials still "do not know enough" about the fate of those who stayed behind in the region.

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FEMA crews have been using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to push a path through debris to allow rescuers to probe the rubble with specially trained search dogs. Michael's powerful winds and surging seas knocked row after row of Mexico Beach beachfront homes from their foundations.

The storm, one of the most powerful hurricanes in USA history, continued to cut a destructive path as a tropical storm, having weakened after lashing Georgia and North Carolina.

"We are swamped", he said.

The camp ground had been full just before Michael blew in and covered it in 61 cm of debris and seaweed, McMillan said.

FEMA's Long urged communities such as Mexico Beach, where many homes were pulverized by 12 to 14 feet (3.7 to 4.3 meters) of storm surge, to rebuild to withstand future storms. It looked a couple of days ago like it was not going to be much, and now it's looking like it could be a very big one, so we're prepared.

Miami Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban, leader of a search-and-rescue unit that entered the devastated community, said: "We have one confirmed deceased and are working to determine if there are others".

The storm's rage spread across six states, and well more than a million homes and businesses were without electricity on Thursday as Michael made its way seaward as a tropical storm. The Coast Guard reported rescuing 129 people. Panama City, a popular spring break retreat, and Mexico Beach, another upscale coastline spot, were almost unrecognizable in Michael's wake. "People will just pack up and leave".

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