• Hurricane Michael Claims at Least 18 Lives and Demolishes Homes

    1 month ago - By RIS Media

    Hurricane Michael-a Category 4 mammoth storm and the first of its strength to hit the Florida Gulf Coast with such force since 1851, when recordkeeping began-swept through the Florida Panhandle on October 10 with winds over 155 mph, leaving Mexico Beach in piles of rubble and claiming the lives of at least 18 people, as well as destroying and damaging structures across seven states .
    At least 1.4 million homes were without power following the storm, as search and rescue efforts continue. According to CoreLogic early predictions, 57,000 homes were at risk from Hurricane Michael's damaging...
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  • A Florida woman sent rescuers to save her family when she saw the word 'HELP' written in the grass on satellite images of the house after Hurricane Michael

    A Florida woman sent rescuers to save her family when she saw the word 'HELP' written in the grass on satellite images of the house after Hurricane Michael

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Following Hurricane Michael, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association released satellite images of the destruction.
    Amber Gee looked up her grandmother's property in Youngstown, Florida to see the damage, and noticed that her relatives had spelled out the word "HELP" on the lawn.
    She was then able to inform emergency responders that her relatives were in need of rescue, and they cleared the path to the property.
    A Florida woman was able to send aid to her storm-trapped relatives, after spotting their call for help on a satellite image of Hurricane Michael 's destruction .
    Amber Gee...
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  • A Florida home called the 'Sand Palace' survived Hurricane Michael while everything was flattened around it - here's why

    A Florida home called the 'Sand Palace' survived Hurricane Michael while everything was flattened around it - here's why

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Michael obliterated nearly every structure along the coast of Mexico Beach, Florida - except for a few shoddy foundations and one pristine home .
    The surviving home, known to its owners as Sand Palace, was built to withstand 250 mile-per-hour winds.
    As state officials weigh the need for stricter building codes, Sand Palace could serve as a model.
    Hurricane Michael destroyed nearly every structure in the small town of Mexico Beach, Florida, turning homes, restaurants, and gift shops into piles of rubble and debris.
    As the storm wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast, the National...
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  • Donald and Melania Trump Visit Florida 5 Days After Hurricane Michael's Landfall

    Donald and Melania Trump Visit Florida 5 Days After Hurricane Michael's Landfall

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Florida Monday to tour the areas devastated by Hurricane Michael last week.
    Michael, one of the strongest storms to hit the region in years, has so far killed 18, with dozens of people missing. More than 250,000 are still without power across the Southeast, according to CNN. When he arrived, Trump praised local officials for their response.
    “The job they've done in Florida has been incredible,” said Trump, according to CNN. “Likewise, in Georgia.”
    Trump hosted a political rally in Pennsylvania the night of Hurricane Michael's...
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  • 46 People Are Missing From Florida Town Hit By Hurricane Michael

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Dozens of Mexico Beach, Fla. residents are missing after Hurricane Michael devastated their ocean-side city last week, ABC News reported.
    Reports over the weekend put the storm's death toll across several southern states at 18, with the potential for more loss of life as the rescue efforts continue.
    Over the weekend, Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey expressed optimism about the rescue efforts, noting that residents had received food and water, and that some cellphone service had been restored, according to the Associated Press. Mexico Beach has not confirmed any deaths from the storm, but...
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