Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises to 18 as Rescuers Search for Survivors

Aerial view of catastrophic storm surge and wind damage in Mexico Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Michael. Credit: NOAA

(From The Guardian)

The death toll from Hurricane Michael’s rampage across the south-eastern United States rose to at least 18 as rescue crews spread out across the devastated Florida Panhandle in search of more victims.

Fears were growing for an untold number of people who defied orders to evacuate before the monster storm slammed into the coast on Wednesday with 155mph winds and obliterated several waterfront communities.

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