11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Windborne Carport Amid Hurricane Michael

11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Windborne Carport Amid Hurricane Michael

11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Windborne Carport Amid Hurricane Michael

But the full extent of the damage was not yet clear, with some of the hardest-hit areas difficult to reach.

Distribution centers have been set up outside retailers such as Wal-Mart and Publix because there is no way right now to let survivors know where they can get supplies.

Olivia Smith, public information officer for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, said there was one hurricane-related fatality, adding that the incident was "debris-related".

More than 700,000 homes and businesses were without power in Florida, Alabama and Georgia early Thursday. The worst damage - she thought - was in her yard.

The storm knocked the broadcast of Panama City-based WMBB off the air after the television station lost power, one of more than 263,000 customers experiencing blackouts in Florida. "We've been through hurricanes but never where we were completely cut off like this".

Virginia State Police say a man was swept away from his vehicle and died as Michael lashed the state.

FEMA's Long said he's anxious the number of deaths will rise Thursday.

A Pittsylvania County Sheriff's deputy and a local resident tried to rescue King, but the floodwaters were too deep and fast-moving. It was expected to emerge over the ocean Thursday night. But emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings.

After being battered for almost three hours by strong winds and heavy rains, roads in PanamaCity were virtually impassable and trees, satellite dishes and traffic lights lay in the streets. The truck driver had to be extricated and also suffered serious injuries.

With winds as high as 155 miles per hour, Michael leveled buildings and structures, flooded streets, and left a trail of destruction.

Michael remained risky even though it weakened over the course of Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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Her biggest worry: finding her missing one-year-old Siamese cat, Molly.

"It looks like a tornado came through here", he said.

Sarah also enjoyed going to church and would often find a way to make it even when her parents could not take her.

Diane Farris, 57, and her son walked to a high school-turned-shelter near their Panama City home, where about 1,100 people crammed into a space meant for about half as many.

It was the third strongest storm on record to hit the continental United States, behind only Hurricane Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 and the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 in the Florida Keys.

But while the winds eased, the threat of flooding rain, including in areas already soaked by a recent hurricane, Florence, along the U.S. East Coast persisted.

It does remain important to note that hurricane Michael is still an ongoing loss event and claims filing, assessment and quantification will take some time, especially given the rapid inland track with hurricane force winds.

October 12 (UPI) - The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 11 on Friday, as more than 1.5 million people in six states remain without electricity. The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.

The child's name hasn't been released.

- A man outside Tallahassee was killed by a falling tree. Downed power lines and other debris slowed emergency crews as they tried to respond to the call.

Hurricane Michael finally weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday, no longer a Category 4 monster packing 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds. The storm had top sustained winds of 112 km/h and was moving to the northeast at 27 km/h.

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