fbpx
Thursday, August 11, 2022
No menu items!

Storm Michael churns towards the Carolinas after slamming Florida panhandle

Florida’s Panhandle took stock on Thursday (October 11) of the hammering destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, with homes obliterated or reduced to rubble and power lines and trees ripped up by the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland. In Panama City, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mexico Beach, buildings were crushed and boats were scattered around. Michael left a trail of utility wires on roads, flattened tall pine trees and toppled a giant truck on to its side.

Florida Governor Rick Scott warned residents to stay off the roads as recovery efforts got underway.

“This hurricane was an absolute monster, and the damage left in its wake has yet to be fully understood,” Scott said.

Michael, now weakened to a tropical storm as it doused Georgia and the Carolinas with drenching rain, crashed ashore on Wednesday near the small town of Mexico Beach carrying winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour) and causing deep seawater flooding. The storm killed two people.

Latest News

Robbery suspect holds 2 people hostage at motel in Jersey Village

HOUSTON - A robbery suspect has barricaded himself while holding two people hostage inside a motel in...

Wall Street mixed at open after selloff

Wall Street's main indexes opened mixed on Friday (June 17), after a brutal selloff triggered by the Federal Reserve and other major...

Texas abortion law leads to ‘50% decrease in the number of patients who are able to have abortions’

Nine months have passed since the state of Texas passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation last year.

Tesla to charge more for cars in US, as Musk files appeal over Twitter posts

 Tesla Inc again raised prices for all its car models in the United States in response to persistent global supply-chain problems and...

White House looking into Americans reported captured in Ukraine

The White House said on Thursday (June 16) that it's "working very hard to learn more" about two U.S. citizens who are...

More Articles Like This