MEXICO BEACH, Fla. -- What will be a long and grueling cleanup at ground zero of Hurricane Michael started in force early Friday with residents like Chris Hester taking on the work with their own hands.
Hester's first task -- ripping out the rain-soaked carpet from his condo. "To start to keep the mold from coming into effect," he said, hauling...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's Day 2 after Hurricane Michael made landfall, and search and rescue is still under way, Florida emergency officials said Friday morning -- as more emphasis has beginning to shift to the "search."
Thousands of people have been informally reported missing to local authorities, the Red Cross and the state, as people look ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The impact of Tropical Storm Michael continues in the Carolinas, with one death in North Carolina, 490,000 people without power Friday morning, ongoing flooding and more than a dozen school districts closed.
On Friday morning, the death toll from the storm was updated to 11 across the southeast, including five in Virginia, ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- As Hurricane Michael drew strength from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it stunned experts with its abrupt transformation from garden-variety October storm to history-making monster.
At the National Hurricane Center, as the storm's growing power was becoming clear, one forecaster wrote that its rapid ...Read more
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- The marina once hosted a morning coffee club, rented fishing rods to families and was home to a tight-knit community of sailors and boaters.
Nothing remained standing, or floating upright, in the destructive wake of Hurricane Michael. Boat owners, workers and residents who came to salvage what they could on Thursday found ...Read more
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Morning light Thursday offered a fresh look at the devastation that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida's Panhandle, where hundreds of thousands of people lost power and communities were devastated by the storm's intense winds and coastal floods.
At least two people in the region were reported killed by trees that fell on ...Read more
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- For six years, Charles Burgess ran Pawaday Inn, building up a loyal customer base that brought him their beloved dogs and cats for grooming and boarding.
As Hurricane Michael approached, customers entrusted Burgess to care for their pets as they left town.
So Burgess holed up with 12 dogs, two cats and several employees in...Read more
Tropical Storm Michael swept out of Georgia before sunrise, leaving behind a trail of destruction in its wake.
The powerful storm claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in Southwest Georgia, which appeared to be the hardest hit part of the state.
Utility crews are scrambling to restore power to more than 300,000 customers.
Michael charged ...Read more
After carving an agonizing path of destruction across the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and southeastern Alabama for nearly 10 hours and killing at least two people, Hurricane Michael finally slowed to a tropical storm at midnight and continued to weaken early Thursday.
Michael roared ashore near Mexico Beach about 1 p.m. central time Wednesday, ...Read more
MIAMI -- Before Hurricane Michael's 155-mile-per-hour winds blasted the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon and eventually knocked out the power to thousands of households, scores of voters watching TV for news of the approaching hurricane were also presented with dark and stormy ads about statewide political candidates.
Breaking what ...Read more
MADRID -- Severe storms have killed at least 10 people and left a trail of damage on the Spanish island of Mallorca, officials said on Wednesday.
Two British tourists were among those killed when devastating torrential rains began deluging the popular island late Tuesday, the Civil Guard said.
Three people were rescued by emergency services on...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning in 66 North Carolina counties as Hurricane Michael neared Florida as a Category 4 storm.
The governor called it "a dreadful storm."
"North Carolina is staring down another powerful hurricane less than a month (after) Hurricane Florence battered our state," Cooper ...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As the Florida Panhandle braces for the most powerful storm to hit its shores in more than a century, Gov. Rick Scott issued dire, final warnings to those still along the coast: it is too late to get out. Seek shelter.
"The storm is here," he said Wednesday morning, flanked by state emergency management chief Wes Maul and ...Read more
MIAMI -- A hard-charging Hurricane Michael strengthened to a ferocious Category 4 storm overnight, with powerful winds reaching 145 mph as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle on track to strike somewhere near Panama City Wednesday afternoon.
At 8 a.m. Wednesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters the hurricane was located about 90 miles ...Read more
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Thousands of people across a vast stretch of the Gulf Coast rushed to board up their homes and businesses Tuesday as Hurricane Michael strengthened into a major, Category 3 storm, threatening Florida's panhandle with powerful winds, life-threatening storm surge and torrential rain.
At its current strength, Michael would be ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- As Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Panhandle, a depression east of Africa has become Tropical Storm Nadine, the 14th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Nadine maintained wind speeds near 40 mph throughout Tuesday afternoon and may strengthen over the next day or so, according to the National ...Read more
MIAMI -- Florida's Panhandle could begin feeling tropical storm conditions as early as Tuesday night as a strengthening Hurricane Michael churns across the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, headed for a Wednesday landfall along the northeastern Gulf Coast.
In an 11 a.m. update on Tuesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Michael's maximum winds...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Both men died when they fell -- one from a ladder, the other from a roof -- while they were cleaning up after Hurricane Florence even as the storm was still causing rivers to rise in Eastern North Carolina.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Tuesday that they were the 38th and 39th people in North Carolina to lose their lives as a ...Read more
MIAMI -- Parts of Florida could begin feeling tropical storm conditions as early as Tuesday night as Hurricane Michael churns across the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, headed for a Wednesday landfall along the northeastern Gulf Coast.
In an 8 a.m. update Tuesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Michael had strengthened to a Cat 2 storm with...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- When the Florida Legislature passed rules this year requiring emergency power in long-term care facilities, Hurricane Michael was exactly the kind of disaster lawmakers had in mind.
The potential Category 3 storm, which is predicted to hit the Panhandle Wednesday, is one of the most powerful storms the region has seen in ...Read more
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