Michael Treks Through Southeast After Leaving Florida Beach Towns in Ruins, 2 Dead
Michael Blamed for 2 Deaths, Thousands Without Power
Hurricane Michael is being blamed for at least two deaths, as the storm cuts a path of destruction across the Southeast.
At a Glance
- Hurricane Michael carved swaths of devastation as it made landfall on the Florida Panhandle.
- One death has been reported in Gadsden County, Florida, and a child has died in Georgia
- More than 331,000 homes and businesses lost power in Florida.
- More than 375,000 people along the Gulf Coast in 22 counties were ordered or urged to evacuate.
- More than 50 miles inland, the hurricane caused major damage.
When Hurricane Michael made landfall as a high-end Category 4 storm on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, buildings along the coast were smashed to pieces, storm-surge flooding lapped at the eaves of beach houses, an Air Force base sustained extensive damage. Two people have died in the storm, which was zipping across Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday morning.
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