Catastrophic Destruction by Michael, Millions Without Power, Towns Destroyed

Hurricane Michael destroyed entire towns. The electric grid won’t need to be restored, it will need to be rebuilt.

Destruction for Miles and Miles

Mexico Beach

Search and Rescue Begins Amid Ruins of Florida Coast

Some people elected to ride the hurricane out.

That was not a good move. At least six are dead. More will come.

A Search and Rescue Effort Begins amid ruins of Florida Coast.

Search-and-rescue teams rushed on Thursday to reach communities that Hurricane Michael leveled, hoping to find survivors of the powerful storm after its rampage through the Florida Panhandle and beyond left buildings collapsed and splintered, hospitals damaged, roads and water systems compromised and more than a million homes and businesses without electricity.

Although it was clear by afternoon that the storm had caused widespread damage, some areas remained largely cut off, and the authorities were trying to deploy rescuers by helicopter and boat.

“This is a very dense part of the state, so it’s going to be a lot of work to get to everybody,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said. “But we will get to everybody.”

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Video of Destroyed Homes

Wow. So sad.

Mike "Mish"Shedlock

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Sechel
Sechel

wonder if the federal gov't will throw in money for a new electric grid. that should go over well with the residents of puerto rico

KidHorn
KidHorn

This has happened many times in the past. Andrew and Katrina were far worse. They'll be up and running in time for next summers tourist season.

Carl_R
Carl_R

My sister used to live in that area, and it was last threatened in 1979 by Hurricaine David, which ending up shifting to the west and hitting Mobile.

thimk
thimk

my condolences go out to those effected by this storm. this area was considered a "legacy" old style florida beachfront community, truly a great loss of homes and lives. Take a stroll via google maps. not sure if this building still remains .

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9367831,-85.4021245,3a,75y,192.85h,87.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snppb4uurDa6P3f31Raqq6g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

A. Kirillov
A. Kirillov

I wonder if there's a slight chance americans will pull back from our borders and get busy with their domestic affairs.

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