• Devastating photos show Hurricane Michael's damage in Mexico Beach, Florida, where the storm made landfall

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Gerald Herbert/AP
    Hurricane Michael made landfall near the Florida town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon. The storm brought winds up to 155 mph, and flooding of over 7 feet was recorded in some areas.
    The combination of those devastating conditions left homes in Mexico Beach destroyed and submerged in water. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said damage along the state's coast from Mexico Beach to Panama City was "way worse than anybody ever anticipated," according to Reuters.
    Based on its extremely low central pressure - a key measurement of a hurricane's intensity - Michael was the...
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  • Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Michael's catastrophic destruction in Florida

    Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Michael's catastrophic destruction in Florida

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, before touching down near Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday morning. The storm has since moved on to Georgia, and is expected to head northeast through the Carolinas and Virginia.
    Even experts were surprised by how quickly the hurricane picked up speed. The storm began as a small tropical depression before escalating to a record-breaking Category 4 hurricane in just 72 hours.
    Officials report that two people have died as a result of Hurricane Michael, while hundreds of thousands have been left without power.
    Though...
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  • 10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky

    10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Michael has left a wake of destruction after it made landfall in Florida on Wednesday.
    Among the hardest hit areas was the small seaside town of Mexico Beach, where entire rows of homes by the ocean were swept away, leaving only their concrete foundations behind.
    As residents returned to their homes and businesses to survey the damage Thursday morning, photojournalists took to helicopters to document the damage from above. Here's what they found: Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida around noon local time on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph...
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