Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Rises to 11 in Florida

13 October, 2018, 13:58 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See

At a news conference on Friday afternoon in Marianna, Florida, Sheriff Lou Roberts confirmed three storm-related deaths in Jackson County.

Search teams - working by air, boat and on the ground - have entered Panama City, Mexico Beach, Alligator Point, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Apalachicola.

FEMA crews have been using bulldozers and other heavy equipment to push a path through debris so rescuers can sift the rubble using specially trained search dogs.

"We still haven't gotten into the hardest-hit areas", he said, adding with frustration: "Very few people live to tell what it's like to experience storm surge, and unfortunately in this country we seem to not learn the lesson".

U.S. army personnel used heavy equipment to push a path through debris in Mexico Beach to allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents, survivors or casualties, as Blackhawk helicopters circled overhead.

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. An unknown number of people were still missing.

According to the National Hurricane Center, it could strengthen into a major Category 3 hurricane with winds topping 111 miles per hour before it reaches Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday.

Searchers found one person dead in the rubble of Mexico Beach, said Joseph Zahralban, Miami's fire chief and the task force leader of a search and rescue unit.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would visit Florida and Georgia next week. "This is just a small unique coastal community".


"We were just surprised by the sheer damage", Jadallah said of arriving in Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle and other southeastern states this week, causing significant devastation, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and killing at least 13 people. It pushed a wall of seawater inland and caused widespread flooding.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson went to Panama City, up the coast from Mexico Beach, and was stunned by what he saw.

Michael was the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since record keeping began in 1851.

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center treated some but the hospital evacuated 130 patients as it faced challenges running on generators after the storm knocked out power, ripped off part of its roof and smashed windows, according to a spokesman for the hospital's owner, HCA Healthcare Inc.

Emergency services carried out dozens of rescues of people caught in swiftly moving floodwaters in North Carolina.

Based on barometric pressure, Michael was also the third most powerful hurricane to ever hit the US mainland, behind the Labor Day storm of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969.

"We are still in the heat of search and rescue and do not have any information at this time", said Catie Feeney of the Bay County Emergency Services agency.

The number was expected to rise as the storm exited the state late Thursday, Duke said in a tweet.

Recommended:



Popular

India wins election to UN Human Rights Council in Asia-Pacific category
India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday, for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019. Around a 3rd of seats on the 47-member council, based in Geneva, were open for slots lasting from 2019-2022.

Hillary Clinton Tells Dems You 'Can't Be Civil' With The Republican Party
Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., who has sought to paint her as someone who chose party over the people she represents. "They are pioneers of the prairie".

James Murdoch In Driver’s Seat To Replace Elon Musk As Tesla Chairman
The numbers 420 are significant in marijuana culture - as well as in the tweet that cost Musk his chairman post to begin with. The FT report follows a New York Times report last week that some Tesla directors had proposed Murdoch for the chairman role.

Hurricane Michael Tears Florida Towns Apart, 7 Dead
Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach. "That we don't rebuild to the same standards". Five deaths were reported in Virginia , in addition to four in Florida, one in Georgia and one in North Carolina .

3 dead in Java quake; 7.0 quake jolts Papua New Guinea
The quake reportedly originated in the Bali Sea and managed to shoo buildings and infrastructures on nearby resorts. The quake's epicenter was located around 200 kilometers southwest of Rabaul at a depth of 40 kilometers.

Google Street View leads to divorce after man spots wife cuddling stranger
She was photographed with her lover on a bench by the city's Puente de los Suspiros de Barranco - Bridge of Sighs of the Ravine. He saw a woman with an uncanny resemblance to his wife in street view - and she was locked in a compromising embrace.

Jaden Sancho admits England senior call-up was a surprise
Playing for England brings new pressures, though, and his performances have seen a £100million price tag to be mentioned. I was at training when I first got the call-up and straight away I called my parents. "That's what he said to me".

Monaco sack manager Leonardo Jardim with club struggling in Ligue 1
We have won great victories together and I will always keep those memories in me", Jardim told the club's official website . Portuguese boss Jardim was appointed in 2014 and led the club to the French title in 2017, their first since 2000.

Hurricane Michael strikes Florida, moves to Carolinas as tropical storm
A Panhandle man was killed by a tree that toppled on a home, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower said. People look on at a damaged store after Hurricane Michael passed through on October 10, 2018 in Panama City , Florida.

Bloomberg Rejoins Democrats, Signals Interest in Presidential Bid
He has said he will "take a look" at a presidential campaign after the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Bloomberg posted a photo on Instagram along with an announcement that he has re-registered as a Democrat.