Photos: Hurricane Michael hits Florida

WASHINGTON — Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday but it was declared a Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it headed for the Florida Panhandle, where it made landfall Wednesday afternoon. See photos of the devastation and damage.

The siding was ripped off of John Paul Jones Jr.'s home in Florida. (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.)
The siding was ripped off of John Paul Jones Jr.’s home in Florida. (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.) (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.)
A work trailer was overturned on the street outside of John Paul Jones Jr.'s home in Florida. (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.)
A work trailer was overturned on the street outside of John Paul Jones Jr.’s home in Florida. (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.) (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.)
High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up. (Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up. (Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) (AP/Jim Damaske)
Kaylee O'Brian cries as she's unable to find her cat after several trees fell on her now-destroyed home during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Kaylee O’Brian cries as she’s unable to find her cat after several trees fell on her now-destroyed home during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Dorian Carter looks under furniture for a missing cat after several trees fell on their home during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dorian Carter looks under furniture for a missing cat after several trees fell on their home during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Brian Bon inspects damages in the Panama City downtown area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
Brian Bon inspects damages in the Panama City downtown area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP) (AP/Pedro Portal)
Haley Nelson inspects damages to her family properties in the Panama City, Fla., spring field area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
Haley Nelson inspects damages to her family properties in the Panama City, Fla., spring field area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida’s Panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP) (AP/Pedro Portal)
Storm Surge retreats from inland areas, foreground, where boats lay sunk and damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Storm Surge retreats from inland areas, foreground, where boats lay sunk and damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP) (AP/Douglas R. Clifford)
A marina warehouse is damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
A marina warehouse is damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP) (AP/Douglas R. Clifford)
James Prescott surveys the damage as the remnants of Hurricane Michael move through Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. He was visiting a friend and was not able to leave the street due to downed trees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
James Prescott surveys the damage as the remnants of Hurricane Michael move through Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. He was visiting a friend and was not able to leave the street due to downed trees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Pine trees litter a yard in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Garrison Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Hurricane Michael formed off the coast of Cuba carrying major Category 4 landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Surge in the Big Bend area, along with catastrophic winds at 155mph. (Douglas R. Clifford/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Pine trees litter a yard in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Garrison Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Hurricane Michael formed off the coast of Cuba carrying major Category 4 landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Surge in the Big Bend area, along with catastrophic winds at 155mph. (Douglas R. Clifford/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) (AP/Douglas R. Clifford)
A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through, after the hotel canopy had just collapsed, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through, after the hotel canopy had just collapsed, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
This photo shows a McDonald's restaurant damaged after Hurricane Michael went through the area in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
This photo shows a McDonald’s restaurant damaged after Hurricane Michael went through the area in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP) (AP/Pedro Portal)
Derailed box cars are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Derailed box cars are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Willie Sanders bags ice for himself and his family in Panama City, Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He and his family are not evacuating as they do not live in a mandatory evacuation area. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
Willie Sanders bags ice for himself and his family in Panama City, Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He and his family are not evacuating as they do not live in a mandatory evacuation area. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP) (AP/Joshua Boucher)
Donald Trump,
President Donald Trump points towards maps while discussing potential damage from Hurricane Michael with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
CORRECTS NAME OF HURRICANE TO MICHAEL FROM MATTHEW - Jeff Ready and his wife Julie Ready rest in a a hallway at an evacuation shelter set up at Rutherford High School, in advance of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Jeff Ready and his wife Julie Ready rest in a a hallway at an evacuation shelter set up at Rutherford High School, in advance of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: A trash can and debris are blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A trash can and debris are blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Scott Brazer and his dog Franklin take shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Scott Brazer and his dog Franklin take shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  A stores windows are seen shattered as hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A stores windows are seen shattered as hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: Trees lay on the top of a home after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Trees lay on the top of a home after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  A damaged home is seen after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A damaged home is seen after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Broken awnings are seen after hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Broken awnings are seen after hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Mike Lindsey stands in his antique shop  after the winds from hurricane Michael broke the windows in his shop on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Mike Lindsey stands in his antique shop after the winds from hurricane Michael broke the windows in his shop on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up. (Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up. (Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) (AP/Jim Damaske)
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An electric transformer explodes in the distance as heavy rains and wind from Hurricane Michael blanket the Florida State University campus Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
Heavy surf from the approaching Hurricane Michael pounds the fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Heavy surf from the approaching Hurricane Michael pounds the fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) (AP/Devon Ravine)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael batter the beachfront homes on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael batter the beachfront homes on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Bo Lynn's Market starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Bo Lynn’s Market starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Shields Marina starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Shields Marina starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: The Cooter Stew Cafe starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
The Cooter Stew Cafe starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael batter the beach on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael batter the beach on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael start to overtake the roads and homes four hours prior to high tide on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael start to overtake the roads and homes four hours prior to high tide on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge from Hurricane Michael pushes into the homes four hours prior to high tide on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
The storm surge from Hurricane Michael pushes into the homes four hours prior to high tide on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
An unidentified person takes pictures of the surf and fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Gulf Coast. [Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
An unidentified person takes pictures of the surf and fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Gulf Coast. [Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) (AP/Devon Ravine)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Shields Marina starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Shields Marina starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 09:  David Gage and Christal Gage and their dog, Bear, relax on the back of their pickup truck next to the ocean as they wait for the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Parker, Florida. Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
David Gage and Christal Gage and their dog, Bear, relax on the back of their pickup truck next to the ocean as they wait for the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Parker, Florida. Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Cameron Sadowski walks along where waves are crashing onto the beach as the outer bands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Cameron Sadowski walks along where waves are crashing onto the beach as the outer bands of hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: A few cars drive along a bridge as the outerbands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A few cars drive along a bridge as the outerbands of hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
NEWPORT, FL - OCTOBER 09: Bar owner Dorothy White puts away outdoor furniture at Ouzts Too bar prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Newport, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Bar owner Dorothy White puts away outdoor furniture at Ouzts Too bar prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Newport, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Tad West and Caitlyn Martin hang out on an empty Shell Point Beach as the sun set prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. Shell Point Beach is 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Florida. Hurricane Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Tad West and Caitlyn Martin hang out on an empty Shell Point Beach as the sun set prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. Shell Point Beach is 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Florida. Hurricane Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wallheiser)
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Two horseshoe crabs mate in the shallow waters of Apalachee Bay at Shell Point Beach on October 9, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. Shell Point Beach is 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Florida. Hurricane Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Two horseshoe crabs mate in the shallow waters of Apalachee Bay at Shell Point Beach on October 9, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. Shell Point Beach is 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Florida. Hurricane Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
An employee of Southern Electric Corporation from Flowood, Miss., climbs out of the cab of his truck after arriving at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Florida Power & Light is staging their power restoration contractors in Sarasota, Fla., in advance of Hurricane Michael's expected landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
An employee of Southern Electric Corporation from Flowood, Miss., climbs out of the cab of his truck after arriving at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Florida Power & Light is staging their power restoration contractors in Sarasota, Fla., in advance of Hurricane Michael’s expected landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP) (AP/Mike Lang)
Flooding
The St. Marks River overflows into the city of St. Marks, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The National Hurricane Center says says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington) (AP/Brendan Farrington)
Flooding
The St. Marks River overflows into the city of St. Marks, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington) (AP/Brendan Farrington)
Peter Malave records the surf from encroaching Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.  The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Peter Malave records the surf from encroaching Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
People photograph the surf from encroaching Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.   The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People photograph the surf from encroaching Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Pike Electric power restoration workers wait instructions after arriving at the Saraosta Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Florida Power & Light is staging contractors in Sarasota, Fla, in advance of Hurricane Michael's expected landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
Pike Electric power restoration workers wait instructions after arriving at the Saraosta Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Florida Power & Light is staging contractors in Sarasota, Fla, in advance of Hurricane Michael’s expected landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP) (AP/Mike Lang)
Workers finish boarding up the upper level of Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar at Gulf Place on Tues. Oct. 9, 2018 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael's possible landfall in the next 24 hours in South Walton County. (Michael Snyder/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Workers finish boarding up the upper level of Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar at Gulf Place on Tues. Oct. 9, 2018 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael’s possible landfall in the next 24 hours in South Walton County. (Michael Snyder/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) (AP/Michael Snyder)
Patrons who so far have chosen not to evacuate gather at Buster's Beer & Bait for drinks, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall tomorrow as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Patrons who so far have chosen not to evacuate gather at Buster’s Beer & Bait for drinks, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall tomorrow as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Andrew Gillum, Eboni Sipling
Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, left, helps Eboni Sipling fill up sandbags in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Residents in Florida’s Panhandle and Big Bend are getting ready for Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall by midweek. (AP Photo/Gary Fineout) (AP/Gary Fineout)
Aaron Smith carries a couple hundred feet of anchor rope as prepares to move his charter fishing boat "Sea Fix" from the Destin Harbor in Destin, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Boat captains in this fishing community were relocating their vessels to safer locations in advance of Hurricane Michael. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Aaron Smith carries a couple hundred feet of anchor rope as prepares to move his charter fishing boat “Sea Fix” from the Destin Harbor in Destin, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Boat captains in this fishing community were relocating their vessels to safer locations in advance of Hurricane Michael. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) (AP/Devon Ravine)
A couple is silhouetted against the sunset at the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, ahead of Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP)
A couple is silhouetted against the sunset at the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, ahead of Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP) (AP/Patti Blake)
Boards cover windows on businesses at The Boardwalk on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Michael. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Boards cover windows on businesses at The Boardwalk on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Michael. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) (AP/Nick Tomecek)
Rob Docko ties a knot while securing his boat at the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to prepare for Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake /News Herald via AP)
Rob Docko ties a knot while securing his boat at the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to prepare for Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake /News Herald via AP) (AP/Patti Blake)
From left, Haskel Johnson, Daniel Tippett, Jennifer Tippett and Nobuko Johnson fill sand bags at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex in Lynn Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to prepare for Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake /News Herald via AP)
From left, Haskel Johnson, Daniel Tippett, Jennifer Tippett and Nobuko Johnson fill sand bags at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex in Lynn Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to prepare for Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake /News Herald via AP) (AP/Patti Blake)
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Krystal Day, of Homosassa, Fla., leads a sandbag assembly line at the Old Port Cove restaurant Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Ozello, Fla. Employees were hoping to protect the restaurant as Hurricane Michael continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico heading for the Florida panhandle. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
David Hayes boards up a window at this home in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
David Hayes boards up a window at this home in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP) (AP/Joshua Boucher)
Xavier McKenzie puts a twenty pound bag of ice into his family's car in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct.9, 2018. He and his family do not live in a storm surge area, and instead prepared for losing power for days. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
Xavier McKenzie puts a twenty pound bag of ice into his family’s car in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct.9, 2018. He and his family do not live in a storm surge area, and instead prepared for losing power for days. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP) (AP/Joshua Boucher)
This photo provided by April Sarver shows a flooded neighborhood boat dock in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. (April Sarver via AP)
This photo provided by April Sarver shows a flooded neighborhood boat dock in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. (April Sarver via AP) (AP/April Sarver)
Michael, Krystal Day
Krystal Day, of Homosassa, Fla., left, leads a sandbag assembly line at the Old Port Cove restaurant Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Ozello, Fla. Employees were hoping to protect the restaurant from floodwaters as Hurricane Michael continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico heading for the Florida panhandle. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
Dennis Feltgen
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration public affairs officer Dennis Feltgen updates the progress of Hurricane Michael on a large map, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Hurricane Center in Miami. At least 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph (175 kph) and a potential storm surge of 12 feet (3.7 meters). (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (AP/Wilfredo Lee)
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The siding was ripped off of John Paul Jones Jr.'s home in Florida. (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.)
A work trailer was overturned on the street outside of John Paul Jones Jr.'s home in Florida. (Courtesy John Paul Jones Jr.)
High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up. (Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Kaylee O'Brian cries as she's unable to find her cat after several trees fell on her now-destroyed home during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dorian Carter looks under furniture for a missing cat after several trees fell on their home during Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Brian Bon inspects damages in the Panama City downtown area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
Haley Nelson inspects damages to her family properties in the Panama City, Fla., spring field area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
Storm Surge retreats from inland areas, foreground, where boats lay sunk and damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
A marina warehouse is damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
James Prescott surveys the damage as the remnants of Hurricane Michael move through Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. He was visiting a friend and was not able to leave the street due to downed trees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Pine trees litter a yard in Port St. Joe, Fla., on Garrison Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Hurricane Michael formed off the coast of Cuba carrying major Category 4 landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Surge in the Big Bend area, along with catastrophic winds at 155mph. (Douglas R. Clifford/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through, after the hotel canopy had just collapsed, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
This photo shows a McDonald's restaurant damaged after Hurricane Michael went through the area in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
Derailed box cars are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Willie Sanders bags ice for himself and his family in Panama City, Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He and his family are not evacuating as they do not live in a mandatory evacuation area. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
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CORRECTS NAME OF HURRICANE TO MICHAEL FROM MATTHEW - Jeff Ready and his wife Julie Ready rest in a a hallway at an evacuation shelter set up at Rutherford High School, in advance of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: A trash can and debris are blown down a street by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Scott Brazer and his dog Franklin take shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Derik Kline takes shelter in a parking garage as Hurricane Michael passes through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  A stores windows are seen shattered as hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: Trees lay on the top of a home after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  A damaged home is seen after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Broken awnings are seen after hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Mike Lindsey stands in his antique shop  after the winds from hurricane Michael broke the windows in his shop on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up. (Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
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Heavy surf from the approaching Hurricane Michael pounds the fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael batter the beachfront homes on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Bo Lynn's Market starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Shields Marina starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: The Cooter Stew Cafe starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael batter the beach on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge and waves from Hurricane Michael start to overtake the roads and homes four hours prior to high tide on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
SHELL POINT BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10: The storm surge from Hurricane Michael pushes into the homes four hours prior to high tide on October 10, 2018 in the Florida Panhandle community of Shell Point Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
An unidentified person takes pictures of the surf and fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Gulf Coast. [Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: Shields Marina starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.  The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 09:  David Gage and Christal Gage and their dog, Bear, relax on the back of their pickup truck next to the ocean as they wait for the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Parker, Florida. Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Cameron Sadowski walks along where waves are crashing onto the beach as the outer bands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY, FL - OCTOBER 10: A few cars drive along a bridge as the outerbands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 10:  Waves crash along a pier as the outerbands of  hurricane Michael arrive on October 10, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEWPORT, FL - OCTOBER 09: Bar owner Dorothy White puts away outdoor furniture at Ouzts Too bar prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Newport, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Tad West and Caitlyn Martin hang out on an empty Shell Point Beach as the sun set prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. Shell Point Beach is 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Florida. Hurricane Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Two horseshoe crabs mate in the shallow waters of Apalachee Bay at Shell Point Beach on October 9, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. Shell Point Beach is 30 miles south of Tallahassee. Florida. Hurricane Michael, which strengthened to a Category 3 storm today with sustained winds of 120 mph, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
An employee of Southern Electric Corporation from Flowood, Miss., climbs out of the cab of his truck after arriving at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Florida Power & Light is staging their power restoration contractors in Sarasota, Fla., in advance of Hurricane Michael's expected landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
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Peter Malave records the surf from encroaching Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.  The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People photograph the surf from encroaching Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall today, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.   The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Pike Electric power restoration workers wait instructions after arriving at the Saraosta Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Florida Power & Light is staging contractors in Sarasota, Fla, in advance of Hurricane Michael's expected landfall in the Florida panhandle later this week. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
Workers finish boarding up the upper level of Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar at Gulf Place on Tues. Oct. 9, 2018 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael's possible landfall in the next 24 hours in South Walton County. (Michael Snyder/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Patrons who so far have chosen not to evacuate gather at Buster's Beer & Bait for drinks, in Panama City Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall tomorrow as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Andrew Gillum, Eboni Sipling
Aaron Smith carries a couple hundred feet of anchor rope as prepares to move his charter fishing boat "Sea Fix" from the Destin Harbor in Destin, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Boat captains in this fishing community were relocating their vessels to safer locations in advance of Hurricane Michael. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
A couple is silhouetted against the sunset at the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, ahead of Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP)
Boards cover windows on businesses at The Boardwalk on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Michael. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Rob Docko ties a knot while securing his boat at the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to prepare for Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake /News Herald via AP)
From left, Haskel Johnson, Daniel Tippett, Jennifer Tippett and Nobuko Johnson fill sand bags at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex in Lynn Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, to prepare for Hurricane Michael. (Patti Blake /News Herald via AP)
Michael, Krystal Day
David Hayes boards up a window at this home in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
Xavier McKenzie puts a twenty pound bag of ice into his family's car in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct.9, 2018. He and his family do not live in a storm surge area, and instead prepared for losing power for days. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
This photo provided by April Sarver shows a flooded neighborhood boat dock in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. (April Sarver via AP)
Michael, Krystal Day
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