Aftermath of Hurricane Michael


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The outcome of Hurricane Michael was devastating and disastrous. Roughly hundreds of thousands of citizens died in this tragedy. Waves and heavy rainfall obliterated homes.

Examples of the Major Damage:

Much of Marianna islands and surrounding north of Florida suffered a massive blow from Hurricane Michael, even though they are nearly 60 miles from the coast. The Tallahassee Democrat stated that the storm ripped off roofs, collapsed brick facades of buildings and made numerous trees and power lines fall. Electricity was unavailable for the entire county, and the water system was malfunctioning. Jackson County Emergency Management Director Rodney Andreasen told the Democrat that the county's 911 system went down and calling was unapproachable when generators for cell towers ran out of fuel. Generators at Jackson Hospital also ran out of fuel, and patients had to move to Dothan, Alabama to go to another hospital.

Deaths reported:

One demise was published in Mexico Beach, in Bay County. Three deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news report on Friday afternoon. Four people were killed south of Florida, according to the Sheriff's Office. One of them was Steve Sweet, 44, who died when a tree slammed into his home.

Flooded roads and water rescue: At least 1,200 roads were closed, and water rescues were needed as rain from Michael flooded southwest and central Virginia on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Hundreds of trees fell north of Georgia, too. Reports said several had fallen on homes with people trapped inside. In the west of Virginia, emergency officials rescued a person after a tree fell on a house. Water rescues were also needed in Virginia, Richmond.

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