Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See

Nearly 1,250 additional Alabama Power company and contracting crews were sent to the hardest hit parts of Alabama to assist with storm restoration

More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday after Hurricane Michael and its remnants moved from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies.

The Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach was pulverized by the Category 4 storm which crashed ashore on Wednesday, razing many homes to their foundations with 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds and several feet of storm surge. "Rescuers have so far been unable to conduct thorough searches there".

"When you have that type of damage it takes some time to get in and actually go through and do the search and rescue", said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We are working very hard on every area and every state that was hit - and we are with you!"

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She said search teams were going door-to-door looking for possible storm victims who may have been trapped or killed.

Miami, Oct 13 The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the USA mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. "We're starting from scratch, all of us", Plushnik said. The Panhandle is largely populated by small towns, spread out across dense, forested areas, which has only worsened more post-disaster communications problems when cell phone towers and internet services go out.

Weather Channel hurricane expert Rick Knabb warned that "Michael could be one of the worst hurricanes to ever strike the Florida Big Bend and Florida Panhandle region".

Michael leaves trail of devastation in US MEXICO BEACH Search and rescue teams faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by Hurricane Michael on Friday as the death toll rose to 11.

Debris caused by Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct 12, 2018.

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Michael crashed ashore near Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, with winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour).

The dead include at least eight people in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia. "If we're going to rebuild, do it right".

The U.S. Army said more than 2,000 Florida National Guard soldiers were helping with recovery efforts.

Nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses were without power from Florida to Virginia on Thursday.

TV station WLOS reported more than 40 roads had to be closed in the county due to flooding and 18 people had to be rescued, including one involving an SUV whose driver "found her vehicle floating" when she tried driving through flood waters.

"It was the ideal beach town".

The camp ground had been full just before Michael blew in and covered it in 61 cm of debris and seaweed, McMillan said.

"It's a wipeout", he said on Friday, adding that he plans to sell up. "People will just pack up and leave".

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