Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

"This is going to have structure damaging winds along the coast and hurricane force winds inland". "They're not there", she said. The storm is responsible for at least 11 deaths.

Long said that now, search-and-rescue operations are a priority, adding, "The power's not going to be on for a while", the Weather Channel reported. "That's her floor tile".

The Lanark Fire Department tweeted video of a terrifying storm surge creeping up the shore, bringing seawater into a carport of a beachfront home.

Although Tallahassee avoided a direct hit from the Category 4 storm, Mayor Andrew Gillum said on Facebook that "our community has been pretty significantly impacted".

12 inches: The isolated maximum amount of rain that Michael was forecast to dump across the Florida Panhandle and the state's Big Bend region, as well as in southeast Alabama and parts of southwest and central Georgia.

The Army Corps of Engineers is sending in generators to help get power to storm-ravaged areas, and teams to start clearing debris and begin building temporary roofs.

Scott said search-and-rescue teams had worked throughout the night looking for survivors of the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle in more than a century.

PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: People look on at a damaged store after Hurricane Michael passed through on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Aluminum siding was shredded and homes were split by fallen trees. Hundreds of cars had broken windows, many turned askew by the wind.

On the Panhandle, Tyndall Air Force Base "took a beating", so much so that Col. Brian Laidlaw told the 3,600 men and women stationed on the base not to come back.

More than 370,000 people in Florida have been ordered to evacuate and move to higher ground. "This is one of the most powerful storms". The elementary school, the flight line, the marina and the runways were devastated. We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

"At this time I can't tell you how long that will take, but I'm on it", Laidlaw said. "So many families have lost everything", he said. Based on wind speed, it was the fourth-strongest. It doesn't include losses covered by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Storm waters rising in Gulf Breeze, Florida. An 11-year-old girl was also killed by a falling tree in Seminole County as the hurricane reached Georgia. She's desperate for news about the condition of her home, but she can't reach anyone, she says. Four of them drowned, including James King of Dry Fork, Virginia.

The storm is likely to fire up the debate over global warming.

Michael weakened as it charged over the southeastern United States, but still carried high winds and delivered drenching rains to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, causing flooding.

More than a million people are without electricity, and areas along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere report severe outages of cellphone service and other communications. But emergency authorities lamented that many people ignored the warnings.

An estimated 6,000 people evacuated to emergency shelters, mostly in Florida, and that number was expected to swell to 20,000 across five states by week's end, Kieserman said. Last year, they welcomed children who were displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Crews were out early Thursday searching for more victims. But the fate of many residents was unknown.

With a mighty crack, a tall pine crashed onto his house, drenching the interior as rain leaked through the shattered roof. "The home was found smashed, with no sign of the woman".

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