Rescuers scour debris for dead after Florida hurricane

Rescuers scour debris for dead after Florida hurricane

Rescuers scour debris for dead after Florida hurricane

At least three deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S.in over 50 years, and it wasn't done yet: Though reduced to a tropical storm, it brought flash flooding to North Carolina and Virginia, soaking areas still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

A Mexico Beach resident who rode out the hurricane described the impact of the storm surge to CNN.

Michael left North Carolina and Virginia behind with rivers rising.

More than 370,000 people in florida were ordered to evacuate but officials believe many ignored the warning. And then there was the life-threatening storm surge to deal with. "I was sure it would be here", Daniel said. "We are still getting down there", the governor added.

Scientists say global warming is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather, such as storms, droughts, floods and fires.

Almost two days after landfall, we are finally getting better looks at the widespread devastation Hurricane Michael left along the Florida Panhandle. It developed into a hurricane on Monday, and by Tuesday, more than 180,000 people were already under mandatory evacuation orders. "We thought the windows were going to break at any time", Beu said.

"We haven't seen her since the tree hit the den".

One reason why Michael shrugged off 20 to 25 mph wind shear might be the size of the hurricane, which could have made it too big and unruly to be affected by it. Michael was about 350 miles wide, according to the National Hurricane Center — or nearly as wide as the state of New Mexico.

In north Florida, Michael battered the shoreline with sideways rain, powerful gusts and crashing waves, swamping streets and docks, flattening trees, stripped away leaves, shredding awnings and peeling away shingles.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who was going out with the National Guard Friday to survey the damage from the air and on the ground, called it "unimaginable destruction". Bill Nelson, said a "wall of water" could cause destruction along the Panhandle.

"But you know what ... it's just stuff, it's just stuff", she told her husband, Raoul, as they walked through the ruins.

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But some officials were anxious by what they weren't seeing - a rush of evacuees.

The sheriff's office in Gadsden County near Tallahassee says it "can now confirm 4 storm-related fatalities following Hurricane Michael", all of which happened "in relation to or occurred during the storm".

"All of my furniture was floating", she said Thursday.

"You want to check on things, and begin the recovery process", Scott said. A sheriff's deputy and a local resident tried to save him after his vehicle got caught in high water, but "the floodwaters were too deep and two swift", state police said Friday. "She's my baby", O'Brien said, her face wet with tears. "This might be really bad and serious".

The base was evacuated ahead of the hurricane and the costly fighter planes were flown to other installations out of the path of the storm. However, fueled by abnormally warm water in the Gulf of Mexico, it rose from a tropical depression to a Category 2 hurricane October 9, before gaining Category 4 status early October 10.

Colleen Swab, her mother and her young daughter took shelter in a closet in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Michael could dump up to a foot (30 centimetres) of rain over some Panhandle communities before its remnants go back out to sea by way of the mid-Atlantic states over the next few days. The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.

It weakened overnight to a tropical storm.

In addition to Democrat Nelson and Republican Rubio the letter was signed by Republican U.S. Reps.

The state mental hospital in Chattahoochee, which has a section for the criminally insane, was cut off by land, and food and supplies were being flown in, authorities said.

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