Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

Weakening Hurricane Michael Swirls Over North Carolina in Satellite Images Death Toll From Michael Rises to at Least 13
Frank Williams | 14 October, 2018, 22:33

Days after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle, the death toll has climbed to at least 18.

Coastal cities in Florida have been destroyed with flooding and homes and businesses ripped apart from the storm packing 155 miles per hour winds, 2 miles per hour shy of a Category 5 storm, three days ago.

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Looking for Survivors A first responder looks over damage following Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida on October 13, 2018.

Of the 17 killed in the storm, eight were located in Florida.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is sending a team to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle and neighboring states.

Members of search and rescue crew are seen next to property damaged by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, US, on October 11, 2018. "But I have reasons to believe we still haven't got into some of the hardest-hit areas", he said.

The Internal Revenue Service says victims of Hurricane Michael will get a grace period before having to file some tax returns and payments.

The fire department has received more than 200 calls for checks on residents and Baird said it could take days or weeks before they complete them.

"It's OK if you want to live on the coast or on top of a mountain that sees wildfires or whatever but you have to build to a higher standard", he said. "Literally overnight it went from a Category 1 or 2 to a Category 4, nearly borderline 5". "We hope to have 100% of the initial search and rescue operation done in Florida today, as well as Georgia". This is pretty extensive, the damage.

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When she went back to the hotel where she took shelter from the storm, she found out she could no longer stay there either because of mold.

Nola reports that Hurricane Michael's winds are the fourth strongest from a storm making landfall in the United States, behind 1992's Andrew, 1969's Camille, and 1935's "Labor Day Hurricane".

About 285 people defied mandatory evacuation orders in Mexico Beach.

Mishelle McPherson's elderly neighbour was among those who stayed behind. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 14, including the victim found in the rubble of Mexico Beach, where about 1,000 people live.

"I'm just glad he's not in pain anymore", Casteel said.

The hurricane-force winds were so powerful that they lifted the roof on the hospital's tower where most of the patients were, and water poured into the facility.

ASSOCIATED PRESS People line up for free food and water in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. "So I wanted to protect them or be there for them in case something like this happened - and it did". "The dog was right here and she would not leave my side and she would not move". "And my mom was praying with Jesus on the phone about it the whole time you know - 'Please let him be alive'".

Florida officials said more than 400,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in Florida and Governor Scott said almost 20,000 utility workers had been deployed to restore power.

"IsraAID now has a team in North Carolina, assisting in the recovery and reconstruction of communities struck by Hurricane Florence, and we are preparing to send a team to the worst-affected area in the Florida panhandle as soon as possible".

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