Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Hopes fade for more survivors of Hurricane Michael

Hopes fade for more survivors of Hurricane Michael

As Michael moved through the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday and overnight, flash flood warnings were sent to people in towns from the coast to the slopes of the Appalachian Mountains.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is keeping track of the deaths related to the storm in the commonwealth.

"This is one of the most important elections in the whole country", De Blasio said, repeating a common refrain among out-of-state Democrats. Those numbers are added to almost 345,000 accounts without power in Florida and 150,000 in Georgia.

The hunt for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael early Sunday is turning into a search for the dead, as hope of finding more people alive fades in the Florida Panhandle, U.S. officials said.

Among those brought to safety were nine people rescued by helicopter from a bathroom of their home in hard-hit Panama City after their roof collapsed, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges said.

Despite the fact that Hurricane Michael-one the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. history, weakened as it moved over the southeastern United States, authorities expect an increase in the death toll. As of Sunday, at least 200,000 customers in Florida are still in the dark across 11 counties.

Crews with dogs went door-to-door in Mexico Beach and pushed aside debris to get inside badly damage structures in a second wave of searches following what they described as an initial, "hasty" search of the area.

Back in Mexico Beach, residents were picking up the pieces. "It was the most handsome, secret location you could have for a vacation".

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President has reaffirmed economic sanctions on Iran during his recent speech at the United Nation's General Assembly. OPEC and its allies "are ready and willing to continue to make sure that the market remains well supplied".

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That in itself is likely to bring disruption to roads and there is likely to be some bridge closures and power outages. The South East is expected to be blustery but stay "quite dry", with temperatures possibly reaching up to 24C (75F).

Nola reports that Hurricane Michael's winds are the fourth strongest from a storm making landfall in the United States, behind 1992's Andrew, 1969's Camille, and 1935's "Labor Day Hurricane". The storm tore entire neighbourhoods apart, reducing homes and businesses to piles of wood.

"This is a war zone". Hanson asked. "This city is destroyed". "They might have lost their house. You're not going to recognize Mexico Beach". Numerous 600 families who live there had followed orders to pack what they could in a single suitcase as they were evacuated ahead of the storm. "We will work diligently to ensure Telemundo and its audience are represented in the two scheduled debates and other possible forums". It's unclear how many people stayed behind in nearby communities. It quickly bloomed from a "disturbance" with winds of 30 miles per hour on Saturday afternoon into a fearsome storm with gusts over 170 miles per hour.

The numbers in emergency shelters were expected to swell to 20,000 across five states by Friday, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross.

Studebaker was also deployed to Hurricane Florence damaged areas, but said damage from Hurricane Michael is much worse. "For me the cotton crop is as bad as it gets". It was an outstanding yield of three bales an acre.

"I've never seen anything like this craziness", said Tamara's café owner Danny Itzkovitz, 54, as he was busy grilling burgers.

The hurricane-force winds were so powerful that they lifted the roof on the hospital's tower, where most of the patients were, and water poured into the facility.

"I have had employees going to the communities where our kids live, going door to door and checking", Principal Britt Smith said by phone.

Of the five deaths in Virginia, four were from drowning, according to member station WVTF. In Charlotte County, three people became stranded in a vehicle on a bridge along Mt. Harmony Road, according to state police.

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