Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

Hurricane Michael: 'Unimaginable destruction after monster storm'

A day after the Category 4 monster blew ashore along the Panhandle with 155 miles per hour winds, the Coast Guard said it rescued at least 27 people, mostly from homes damaged along the Florida coastline, and searched for more victims.

A storage facility in Panama City Beach housing hundreds of boats was ripped apart by the strong winds with the roof shredding into strips of twisted metal.

Meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Hurricane Michael is the third strongest hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States of America in recorded history.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said restoring power was going to be "long & difficult" as the storm "shredded" its electric grid.

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.

Virginia authorities have confirmed five storm-related deaths in the state.

Brooks said several hours passed before emergency officials could reach the unincorporated area where the incident took place.

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Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

Authorities said at least two people have died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandle home and an 11-year-old girl killed by a tree falling on a home in southwest Georgia.

"We had houses that were on one side of the street and now they're on the other", said Mayor Bo Patterson, estimating that 1,000 homes were completely or partially destroyed in his town of 3,500 people.

Michael weakened as it crossed rain-soaked Georgia and moved northeast toward SC, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm's center is now about 30 miles west of Augusta, Georgia, near the SC border.

Michael crossed Georgia with heavy winds overnight and, now a tropical storm, is headed to the Carolinas. When it landed, one of the legs tore through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head.

After Michael left the Panhandle late Wednesday, Kaylee O'Brien was crying as she sorted through the remains of the apartment she shared with three roommates at Whispering Pines apartments, where the smell of broken pine trees was thick in the air.

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More than 17,000 people tuned into the broadcast, including Sen.

Uprooted trees, downed power poles and limited communications have greatly hindered first responders and families trying to reach residents in need.

"It was just a freak accident, I never heard of anything like that", he said. The lead-gray water was so high that roofs were about all that could be seen of many homes.

Caldwell says there were five suspected tornadoes in the state, but they are still awaiting National Weather Service confirmation.

"We couldn't ever get her to spend the night nowhere because she always wanted to be home with her family", Roy Radney said.

Numerous buildings in Panama City were demolished or left without roofs amid deserted streets littered with debris, twisted, fallen tree trunks and dangling wires.

Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the US mainland, weakened into a tropical storm over SC. Total damages from storm surge are estimated to be $3.7 billion, of which about ten percent will be insured.

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