Disney makes donation to Hurricane Michael survivors
Disney makes donation to Hurricane Michael survivors
Over 1.4 million homes had no power in Florida Alabama Georgia Virginia and the Carolinas
13 October, 2018, 04:02
The final effects of Michael were being felt across parts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina, where the National Hurricane Center warned of "life-threatening" flash flooding and "strong, possibly damaging winds".
Five deaths were reported in Virginia, in addition to four in Florida, one in Georgia and one in North Carolina.
"You can not hide from storm surge", Florida Gov. Rick Scott said at a news conference Tuesday. Numerous 600 families who live there had followed orders to pack what they could in a single suitcase as they were evacuated ahead of the storm. But with cellphone service out across vast swaths of the Florida Panhandle, officials said it is possible that some of those unaccounted for are safe and just haven't been able to contact friends or family. This hurricane was an absolute monster.
Some fear the toll can only rise as rescue teams get around storm debris blocking roads and reach isolated areas. An 80-mile (130-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 10, the main east-west route, was closed.
The storm made landfall in the Florida Panhandle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.as a strong Category 4 storm with sustained winds up to 155 miles per hour, just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm, the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle in modern history. Video from a CNN helicopter Thursday revealed widespread devastation across the town of about 1,000 people.
Numerous injured in Florida were taken to hard-hit Panama City, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mexico Beach. Rows and rows of other homes were turned into piles of splintered lumber or were crumpled and slumped at odd angles. "It was so scary you'd poo yourself", said retiree Tom Garcia, 60, who was trapped inside his Mexico Beach home as water poured in to waist height. Some people are expected to remain in shelters through the weekend as river levels go down.
"I can't describe it, It's just bad", Sherri said about the unrecognizable street. "You want to check on things, and begin the recovery process", Scott said. Plenty of water. I made sure we've got clean clothes.
Aja Kemp, 36, planned to stay in her mobile home in Crawfordville.
With a low barometric pressure recorded at 919 millibars, a measure of a hurricane's force, Michael was the third strongest storm on record to hit the continental United States, behind only Hurricane Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 and the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 in the Florida Keys. It's heading northeast at a steady clip of 21 miles per hour.
The storm, which came ashore as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, tore apart entire neighbourhoods in the Panhandle.
Victims included an 11-year-old girl killed in Seminole County, Georgia, when a metal carport crashed through a roof, hitting her head.
Homeowners from Panama City to St. Joseph returned to see the path of destruction from ferocious winds.
In one community, Panama City, most homes were still standing, but no property was left undamaged.
Downed power lines lay almost everywhere. Roofs had been peeled off. Aluminum siding was shredded to ribbons.
A man who died when a tree fell on a home near Greensboro, Florida, has been identified as Steven Sweet, according to Lt. Anglie Hightower, Gadsden County sheriff's public information officer.
Hundreds of cars had broken windows. Some houses were simply wiped off of their foundations, with wreckage and sand covering the ground and streets. Pine trees were stripped and snapped off about 20 feet (7 meters) high.
But the Hurricane Center said Sergio and its remnants were still expected to produce total rainfall of 3 to 5 inches over northwestern Mexico and 1 to 3 inches in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and toward the southern plains through Saturday, potentially causing risky floods.
"It was terrifying, honestly".
"For North Carolina, Michael isn't as bad as Florence, but it adds unwelcome insult to injury, so we must be on alert", Gov. Roy Cooper said. A house on the highway.
State officials said that by one count, 285 people in Mexico Beach defied mandatory evacuation orders and stayed behind.
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