Hurricane Michael in USA kills 11

Posted October 12, 2018

"So many families have lost everything", he said.

In the largely destroyed oceanside town of Mexico Beach, Councilwoman Linda Albrecht learned her home was gone through online news video.

'We are in new territory, ' National Hurricane Center Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen wrote on Facebook.

The El Governor is one of the few structures left standing on the beach side of Highway 98 in Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael tore through the city earlier in the week.

At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the storm, which is the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental USA in over 50 years.

In Florida, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office reported four deaths related to the storm.

In Georgia, an 11-year-old girl, Sarah Radney, was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into her family's trailer in Lake Seminole and struck her in the head, local officials said. Based on the current forecast, this hurricane has the potential to severely impact communities across northern Florida and down the coast.

In North Carolina, a 38-year-old man died when a large tree fell on his vehicle Thursday on USA 64 east of Statesville, Iredell County Fire Marshal David Souther said.

A Virginia man was found dead after getting swept away from his vehicle in Pittsylvania County, state police said Friday.

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The Panhandle lies between Alabama in the northwest, Georgia in the north and the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

"Either the shear calculations are unrepresentative or Michael has become more inertially stable due to its large eye and large outer wind field, making it more shear resistant", the report said.

Her father says she loved playing the trumpet, acting and singing. With trees down, and power and cell service out, he could not safely evacuate.

Long said that crews were able to get to some hard-hit areas in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday night but that getting to Mexico Beach, Apalachicola and Panama City Beach was deeply challenging because of damaged bridges leading to those areas.

"It will take a long time to recover from this". But "we have to make sure things are safe". "But I will confess that my biggest fear that this part of Florida, with its unique & genuine characteristics, will never be the same".

"Since 2016, Florida has been hit by Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, Irma, and Nate".

Colleen Swab, her mother and her young daughter took shelter in a closet in Panama City Beach, Florida. The whole area. they're going to tear down these houses and rebuild it. "We want to get them out of the way". "It was too late", Swab said.

"I came here and walked inside. and there's somebody's else's couch inside".

David Sebastian rode out the storm and barely made it out alive.

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As cleanup and rescue efforts were underway Thursday, Gov. Scott urged residents to stay off the roads.

Among those helping are about 450 Florida Highway Patrol officers, many of whom drove through the night to the Panhandle to help with rescues. The storm caused major damage to Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, where winds clocked up to 130 miles per hour flipped an F-15 fighter jet and shreaded hangars.

No personnel assigned to stay there during the storm were injured, the Air Force added. "Is there more the government can do?" A driver in North Carolina was killed when a tree fell on his auto. The storm killed at least 12 people in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, officials said.

Federal officials were anxious that the fast-moving nature of the storm didn't give residents enough time to get out.

Row after row of beachfront homes were obliterated by the epic Category 4 hurricane.

President Donald Trump pledged to help storm victims.

On Oct. 9, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi satellite provided a visible look at Tropical Storm Nadine. "So we're just trying to give people hope at this point".

He later spoke about Hurricane Michael during the rally.

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