Three additional deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida, Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news conference on Friday afternoon.
FOX 13's Jennifer Holton photographed an American flag propped up with sandbags in Mexico Beach. "But it's different when you walk down and see this, and your emotions run away".
The number of fatalities is expected to rise further as rescuers go door to door and comb through the rubble in Mexico Beach and other Florida coastal communities such as Port St. Joe and Panama City.
"Very few people live to tell what it's like to experience a storm surge", Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said from Mexico Beach, a town flooded with a rush of 4.27m of seawater in the storm.
Insurance analyst Fitch Ratings said the Florida companies can withstand storm like Michael that hit sparsely populated areas of the state, but would struggle is a major storm hit Miami or another big city.
- The human cost: Virginia had five storm related deaths, including two people who were swept away from their vehicles by floodwaters; four people were killed in Gadsden County, Florida, near Tallahassee; three people died in North Carolina, one man from a falling tree and two others whose auto smashed into a tree felled by the storm; and an 11-year-old girl in Seminole County, Georgia was killed when a carport blew through the roof of her grandparents' home.
The NHC warned that communities in north-west Florida and North Carolina faced the threat of life-threatening flooding as rising water moved inland from the coast.
Except for the emergency-911 system, authorities in Bay County, the epicentre of the hurricane disaster, were virtually without telephone or internet service until late in the day on Friday, making communications internally and with the public hard.
And unless we change the rate of greenhouse gas emissions, we should expect hurricanes to intensify more rapidly in the coming decades, the scientific research group Climate Central said. "But we have architects and engineers and we need to make sure we make the reopening process as smooth as possible and as safe as possible". "We're doing what we can with the minimal media that we have".
A little further on, and a woman, accompanied by a friend, is sifting through the remains of her home, loading what she can salvage into the boot of a auto. "It really started as a tropical storm, and then it went to Category 1, then it was Category 2 and before you know it, it was Category 4", said US Air Force General Terrence O'Shaughnessy. Photo Courtesy The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A banner hangs from a damaged home as a South Florida urban search and rescue team checks for survivors of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
"It's OK if you want to live on the coast or on top of a mountain that sees wildfires or whatever, but you have to build to a higher standard". "If we're going to rebuild, do it right".
By Friday morning the storm remnants were about 275 miles (445 km) southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, packing maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h.
Marchetti said his volunteer search teams, consisting mostly of off-duty police officers and firefighters, had rescued or accounted for 345 others previously reported to CrowdSource Rescue.
About 3,500 Florida National Guard troops were deployed to assist with evacuations and storm recovery, along with more than 1,000 search-and-rescue personnel, Florida Governor Rick Scott said.
The beach town looked like it had been carpet bombed, with little left in the first blocks from the beach. "Not all of that commercialism", said Dottie Sinclair, 57, a nurse, adding that one Subway fast-food restaurant was the only commercial chain.
Ronald, who lives in Coral Gables, said, "I'm okay". "People will just pack up and leave".
The former funeral home was forcibly closed in April for deplorable conditions regarding decomposing and mouldy bodies. Bowser said they have names of some of the deceased infants and the medical examiner will conduct an investigation.
The couple has invited 1,200 members of the public to come onto the castle grounds for a closer glimpse of proceedings. But rest assured that Princess Eugenie's wedding is being televised live, in both the United Kingdom and the U.S.
Iran's economy will shrink 1.5 per cent this year and 3.6 per cent in 2019 as oil production and exports plummet. While the damage from an all-out trade war wouldn't be catastrophic, slow growth can also pose problems.
England have played out a 0-0 draw with Croatia at the Stadion HNK Rijeka to pick up their first UEFA Nations League point. We had so many young players and they did a very good job. "I could hear the noise", said England boss Gareth Southgate .
Huawei had unveiled its Kirin 970 chipset with built-in AI in September 2017, at the time calling it the "future of smartphones ". In the consumer market, HiAI will bring true intelligence to our consumer devices, making them smarter than ever.
Cousins became the first player in National Football League history to complete at least 30 passes in four consecutive games. But they failed to recover an onside kick. "For him to make that kick is really why we brought him here".
In the meantime, enjoy feeling like a wally saying "Hey Google" to your lockscreen and having it completely ignore you. Google Assistant is far closer to being the real-life personal assistant you can't afford than any of its competitors.
The couple, who had dated for seven years, got engaged in January when Brooksbank, 32, proposed during a trip to Nicaragua. She had insisted her scars be shown to inspire others, Buckingham Palace said, after a tough childhood battling scoliosis.
In the report, Wuerl was accused of covering up sex abuse and misconduct during his tenure as Bishop of Pittsburgh. But public backlash over the summer placed the Archdiocese of Washington under intense pressure all the same.
The Giants had tried to move Flowers to right tackle when they signed left tackle Nate Solder this offseason. Any team trading for him would owe about $1.7 million over the rest of the season.
Google has officially unveiled Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Check out our first look at Group Selfie Cam and the rest of our favorite Pixel 3 camera features in our hands-on video above. That £260 premium for the 64GB iPhone XS does get you more, including Face ID and that fantastic dual lens rear camera .
Companies launch programs to battle mental health stigma
She has been open about discussing the post-traumatic stress disorder she still deals with as a result of that violation. They said the scope of the issues are on par with the many physical ailments affecting millions worldwide.
Stardew Valley Launching on iOS Later This Month, Android Soon
We're a little surprised it isn't available on mobile though, but you won't have to wait too long to farm on your smartphone. Developer Eric Barone revealed this news out of the blue, stating that the iOS version will launch in just two weeks time.
Google+ Bug Exposed Data of 500,000 Users
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China orders more lending to entrepreneurs amid trade spat
The 30-year Treasury bond reached a four-year high of 3.424 percent, and was at 3.4054 percent at the US close on Friday. Following the PBOC's move, the offshore yuan was 0.2 percent weaker against the dollar in early trade on Monday.
Mohammed Dewji kidnapped in Tanzania
Three people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and two are believed to be foreign nationals, police said. In 2016, he signed a pledge to donate at least half his fortune to philanthropic causes.