Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Scope of Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. The scope of the storm’s fury became clearer after nearly a … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Scope of Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane aftermath: Families worry about missing loved ones

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that survived Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile of rubble that was once her … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane aftermath: Families worry about missing loved ones

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there’s utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, roofs lifted … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’

PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

PANAMA CITY, Fla — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and it … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Florida— The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south-southwest of Macon, Georgia. The low-level … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Florida | The Latest: Michael still a hurricane hours after landfall

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | ‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years. Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed ashore in the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | ‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Category 4 Hurricane Michael roars nearer to Florida coast

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — Michael swirled onto the Florida Panhandle as a still-growing Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, pushing a storm surge onto the coast’s white-sand beaches and lashing the coast with tropical storm-force winds and rain in its final hours before making landfall. The unexpected brute quickly sprang from a weekend tropical depression and grew … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Category 4 Hurricane Michael roars nearer to Florida coast