Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago.
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Five days after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, people are struggling to locate friends and loved ones who haven’t been heard from, though how many residents are missing seems to be anyone’s guess.
In hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach, crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm. See photos.
The seaside community of Mexico Beach, Florida, was demolished by Hurricane Michael — but one family’s newly-built concrete home survived virtually untouched.
Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday. See photos.
As hundreds of rescuers combed the Florida Panhandle for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Amber Gee found her uncle and aunt when she used a government interactive satellite map and spotted their H-E-L-P message on the family’s front lawn.
As of Saturday morning, there were more than 175,000 outages throughout Virginia. Chesterfield, Newport News and Virginia Beach were among the cities with the most costumers without power.
The discovery brings the total of storm-related deaths in Virginia to six, according to the state Department of Emergency Management.
Three days after the monster storm, with rescue workers cutting through hulking debris piles in search of survivors, residents formed long lines outside fire stations, schools and Salvation Army food trucks to collect bottled water and ready-to-eat meals.
Dominion Energy said in a news release Saturday afternoon that more than 6,000 personnel are working to get power back up for about 120,000 customers who remain without service.
The devastation left by Hurricane Michael in several states is still coming into focus, with coastal Florida cities destroyed beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia.
These aerial images from NOAA offer a stark look at how there’s nothing left in some parts where houses once stood.
Row after row of beachfront homes were so obliterated by Michael’s surging seas and howling winds that only slabs of concrete in the sand remain, a testament that this was ground zero when the epic Category 4 hurricane slammed ashore at midweek.
The piano was washed into a ditch across the street. The dining room table became lodged against a neighbor’s tree. And the storm surge that gutted Rex and Nancy Buzzett’s home of 44 years scattered their other belongings as far as two blocks.