"It feels like a nightmare", she said."Looking at the pictures, I'm thinking there is not a house left in that town".
Damage in Panama City near where Michael came ashore Wednesday afternoon was so extensive that broken and uprooted trees and downed power lines lay almost everywhere.
Even before landfall, the hurricane disrupted energy operations in the Gulf, cutting crude oil production by more than 40 percent and natural gas output by almost a third as offshore platforms were evacuated ahead of the storm's arrival.
Michael battered the shoreline with sideways rain, powerful gusts and crashing waves, swamping streets and docks, flattening trees, stripped away leaves, shredding awnings and peeling away shingles.
Camille struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a Category 5 hurricane, bringing with it devastating storm tides and strong winds that demolished buildings and destroyed orchards.
While we might not get more storms in a warmer climate, most studies show storms will get stronger and produce more rain. "It was weird. We went outside and you could smell the pine, and there it was, laying on the chimney".
At the time, the then-tropical-storm wasn't expected to achieve its current Category 4 status, but now that it's here, it's time to batten down the hatches. He said he plans to visit storm-ravaged areas as soon as he can.
The hurricane was expected to gradually weaken as it passed over the southeastern United States, the hurricane center said.
An estimated 375,000 people in more than 20 counties were ordered or advised to evacuate.
The National Weather Service office in the state capital Tallahassee issued a dramatic appeal for people to comply with evacuation orders.
"Hurricane Michael can not break Florida", Scott vowed. He acknowledged that a lot of the residents in the area were poor and said it was probably tough to leave.
State officials issued disaster declarations in Alabama and Georgia and the storm is also expected to bring heavy rainfall to North and SC.
Residents and tourists were told to flee low-lying areas in at least 22 counties along the shore in Florida's Panhandle and adjacent Big Bend region.
President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Florida, freeing up federal assistance to supplement state and local disaster responses. The Carolinas are still reeling from severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence less than a month ago.
As the hurricane moves out of Florida, Scott warned that flash floods and tornadoes are still possibilities and said "the weather is still extremely risky".
A court terme, le calendrier reste incertain: la concertation "nous amène déjà en avril-mai", reconnaît le Haut commissaire. Le président s'est engagé à maintenir l'âge actuel de 62 ans comme base de départ.
I think Manchester City are doing what you would expect them to do and Arsenal are around where you would expect them to be. "Everybody develops at different rates", Barkley, who made his Everton debut aged 17 in 2011, said.
Many stock-market observers pin the start of the current bull market, the longest since World War II, at March 9, 2009. The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 3.22 percent from 3.20 percent late Tuesday after earlier touching 3.24 percent.
Thanks to a poor winter and long-term drought, New Mexico's largest reservoir, Elephant Butte, is now at 3.2 percent capacity. While the U.S.is on target to meet the previous goal, the United Nations is still stressing that more action is needed.
It also said he was "a fighter" and had his share of "battles" during his life, "but unfortunately this time was too much". During this recent time of adversity, he was baptized while surrounded by his family.
In a post on Twitter, Kaneez shared how Aditi kissed her while she was on the stage, without asking for her permission. In her ordeal, Kaneez has also requested men not to use her account to suit their agendas.
The results mean 16 to 24-year-olds are the most sober in recent history, consuming considerably less alcohol than their parents. Researchers found young people in England aren't just drinking less alcohol, more are never taking up drinking at all.
The area could also see an increased risk of tornadoes on Thursday. "If you can secure it, I would", Austin said. Smith said it was the first time she could remember the fair closing for a full day in 35 years.
Michael will keep plowing through the Southeast as a hurricane, with winds topping 73 miles per hour as it crosses into Georgia. That's according to measurements of the storm's central pressure, which is a key indicator of the intensity of a storm.
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US consumer price inflation is now above 2 percent annually and the unemployment rate is the lowest in about 40 years. Wall Street extended its losses Wednesday afternoon as markets continued to skid, with the Nasdaq leading the losses.
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Some tourists and residents ducked outdoors as a precaution but then went back to sleep when there was no tsunami warning. It earlier warned that waves up to about 30 centimetres were possible within 300 kilometres of the epicentre.