Hurricane Michael leads to unimaginable destruction: 17 chilling photos

12 Octubre, 2018, 01:57 | Author: Enrique Watson
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The deaths illustrate the ripples of Michael's devastation beyond the Florida Panhandle, where Michael left more than 350,000 without power and entire neighborhoods in ruins.

If Hurricane Michael makes landfall as a Category 4 storm, it would be the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Dr. Phil Klotzbach.

Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the USA mainland, behind the unnamed Labor Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. As of Wednesday night, the storm was about 45 miles south-southwest of Macon.

When will Hurricane Michael hit Florida? Meanwhile, flooding continues along the Gulf Coast, where downed trees and utility polls are making precarious rescue efforts even harder.

Hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes and the governor told residents who had not done so to "hunker down and be careful".

Amanda said she was "devastated, scared, happy". Water levels approached the tops of palm trees. One of the carport's legs punctured the roof and hit her in the head.

What are the estimated damages?


"We were then allowed to go outside and eat as normal in the cafeteria or purchase food from the restaurants on campus".

At 8 a.m., Michael was centred was about 90 miles (145 kilometres) from Panama City and Apalachicola, moving fast at 13 mph (21 kph). The damage at Bay Medical Sacred Heart included blown-out windows, a cracked exterior wall and a roof collapse. "Don't think that you can ride this out if you're in a low-lying area, " Nelson said on CNN.

"There are so many downed power lines and trees that it's nearly impossible to get through the city", Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson said. A falling tree killed a man after it crashed into his home in Greensboro, Florida, authorities said.

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"It is very risky to stand, walk, park or linger under tall trees in a situation like this".

"It's a sight to see, and very sad".

"During disasters, Floridians take care of each other", Scott said. They meant to sell children's toys and host family-friendly events, a need they saw in the community.

"Hopefully they don't, but those numbers could climb as search and rescue teams get out", he said. "My mind is still trying to process".

Under a perfectly clear blue sky, families living along the Florida Panhandle emerged tentatively from darkened shelters and hotels to a perilous landscape of shattered homes and shopping centers, beeping security alarms, wailing sirens and hovering helicopters.

Almost 950,000 homes and businesses were without power in Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas and Georgia on Thursday.

A storm surge warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line in Florida to Anclote River in Florida.

Michael, it added, could see some additional strengthening before it made landfall in the Florida Panhandle or Big Bend area. It then roared north through southwest Georgia and on Thursday moved into North and SC, states that are still reeling from historic flooding left by Hurricane Florence last month. The planet has warmed significantly over the past several decades, causing changes in the environment.

On Thursday, Zee posted this photo of the aftermath in Mexico Beach, writing, "Finally have service and will try to tweet the photos I am able to as I know many of you are desperate to know what's left". There's evidence of higher sea surface temperature and atmospheric moisture, experts say. "You want to check on things and begin the recovery process, but we have to make sure things are safe".



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