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MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla.  — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations, both large and small, for … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla.  — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace of the large camper where … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael

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. | Death toll rises to 6 in wake of Hurricane Michael’s rampage

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. | Death toll rises to 6 in wake of Hurricane Michael’s rampage

PANAMA CITY | ‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind. At least three deaths were blamed on Michael, the most … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | ‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C.  — The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake. The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the water was going that hundreds of … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding