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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. | 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. | The Latest: Official: Michael responsible for Georgia death

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local): 2:00 a.m. An official with an emergency management agency says Tropical Storm Michael is responsible for a child’s death in Georgia. News outlets report Seminole County Emergency Management Agency Director Travis Brooks says someone called 911 as the storm passed through the area … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Official: Michael responsible for Georgia death

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor’s race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm’s path. While the state waited for Michael to make landfall, Gillum seemed to blanket the national airwaves, sounding much … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

PANAMA CITY, Fla | Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with 155 mph winds

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years. Michael blew ashore near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with 155 mph winds

ATLANTA | Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US

ATLANTA— The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday. Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, adding that “a rapid intensification” is forecast to begin Sunday. … Continue reading ATLANTA | Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US

HONOLULU | The Latest: Feds: Tropical Storm Lane still dangerous

HONOLULU  — The Latest on Tropical Storm Lane (all times local): 4 a.m. Federal officials say Hawaii residents shouldn’t let their guard down now that a once-powerful hurricane that threatened the island state has become a tropical storm. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator says that although Lane is no longer a … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Feds: Tropical Storm Lane still dangerous