Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

Mexico Beach is in ruins after Hurricane Michael made landfall

Mexico Beach is in ruins after Hurricane Michael made landfall

A Florida woman who was planning her wedding is now planning how to rebuild her town, and possibly her home, after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm after rapidly strengthening winds hit speeds of over 150 miles per hour (240 km/h).

Hurricane Michael's wind and storm surge ripped up buildings like posies and carried them inland. Now a tropical storm, Michael is headed to the Carolinas.

The streets of Panama City were littered with snapped trees, downed power lines, torn-off roofs, glass and other debris after the passage of the most violent hurricane in the United States since 1969. The heaviest of the rain will end through the overnight hours tonight but we should remain on the lookout for showers or a few thunderstorms to continue into the morning hours on Friday as well, especially for areas south of Philadelphia.

US President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for all of Florida, freeing federal assistance to supplement state and local disaster responses.

Scott urged people to stay off roads and leave them open to first responders as they begin the work of search and rescue - and recovery.

As the front scoops up the tropical storm, it will speed up its northern as well as eastern movement, thus keeping it away from the immediate Philly area.

The latest minimum central pressure based on data from Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft has dropped to 928 millibars, meaning the eye of the storm remains intact and well-defined. I know this has to be very very frustrating.

Uprooted trees, downed power poles and limited access to communications have become challenges for first responders and families trying to reach residents in need.

In the 7 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, reports of a catastrophic event were confirmed as Michael sits 105 miles south-southwest of Panama City moving north at 13 mph.

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A Panhandle man was killed by a tree that toppled on a home, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower said.

Canada said it is ready to help those affected by the hurricane.

Smith could not provide details on the victim.

WGNO's Jason Disharoon joinedThe Hurricane Hunters, formally known as the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squad, for an unbelievable ride straight through the heart of Hurricane Michael.

General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command, said some Florida residents may have been surprised by the rapid growth of the storm.

"Anytime you have a significant storm surge event, roadways and bridges are greatly impacted and you have to survey those before you move power crews in", Long said.

The storm came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale.

More than 40 percent of daily crude oil production and more than one-third of natural gas output was lost from offshore US Gulf of Mexico wells on Wednesday because of platform evacuations and shut-ins caused by Michael.

Rescue workers are set to spend Thursday picking carefully through the wreckage in neighborhoods where people did not evacuate before Michael slammed the area.

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