"All of my furniture was floating", said Marquardt, 67.
Sarah had just started the sixth grade and joined the drama club and the band. "It was bad, and now there's just nothing left".
The storm, which has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, was the strongest on record to hit the Florida Panhandle and the third most powerful to strike the US mainland. The storm, still packing hurricane-force winds, then tore through Georgia before tracking through the Carolinas and Virginia on its way out to sea. "We need to restore basic utilities, clear our roads of trees and power lines, and assess the structural integrity of our buildings". Flash flooding also was reported in the big North Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh.
A storm surge watch was in effect for Ocracoke Inlet, N.C.to Duck, N.C., Thursday, the NHC said.
More than 1.5 million homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Michael and its remnants marched from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies.
FEMA administrator Brock Long estimated the power outages from the storm affected between 500,000 and 600,000, which was fewer than he had anticipated, adding that it could be "multiple weeks" before electricity is restored to some homes.
A Family Dollar Store that had the storefront ripped off is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Millville.
"What I'm afraid of is "hurricane amnesia" - 10 years is going to go by and we're going to forget about what happened at Mexico Beach", Long said at a press breifing Friday in Washington.
In the Millville community of Panama City, many historic homes more than 100 years were destroyed. Twisted street signs lay on the ground. Aluminum siding was shredded and homes were split by fallen trees.
Death toll from Hurricane Michael rises to 6 Caldwell says there were five suspected tornadoes in the state, but they are still awaiting National Weather Service confirmation. The Florida State Emergency Response Team meanwhile said 400,000 homes and businesses were without power.
Hundreds of cars had broken windows. Patients were moved out of hurricane-damaged hospitals and nursing homes. "So many families have lost everything", said Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling it "unimaginable destruction". It doesn't include losses covered by the National Flood Insurance Program.
And Michael also was deadly, both in Florida and beyond.
It killed at least four people in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and two in Georgia, officials said.
In Seminole County, Georgia, a metal carport crashed through a roof, hitting a girl's head. Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press conference that an Iredell County man was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle, the Charlotte Observer reported.
Some fear the toll can only rise as rescue teams reach isolated areas and work through storm debris. 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. But it moved fast and intensified quickly, and emergency authorities lamented that many people ignored the warnings.
Authorities said about 285 of Mexico Beach's 1,000 residents failed to heed the mandatory evacuation order.
Now they have the grim task of accounting for all who stayed behind.
Rescue teams were using sniffer dogs in Mexico Beach on Friday in a search for victims who may be buried under the rubble in the debris-strewn community. National Guard troops found 20 survivors initially Wednesday night, and more rescue crews are arriving.
Most of the full-time residents, LaFountain said, have some connection to the hospitality industry.
Decambre said she had opened her home to a friend who takes care of three elderly women. The woman lived in a small cinderblock house about 150 yards from the Gulf and thought she would be OK.
Communist party members and bureaucrats have been told to speak Mandarin Chinese in public and not local languages. Xinjiang is officially designated as an autonomous region within China, like Tibet to its south.
He was the subject of the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? that premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival this year. Emswiller was rushed to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for treatment but succumbed to his injuries.
For their part, Fleetwood Mac contend Buckingham was replaced because he wouldn't commit to touring with the band in 2018. Now in an interview with Rolling Stone , Buckingham gave his account of just what really happened.
More importantly, the incident could have easily been a nightmare for the space program - another Challenger. He said he had also spoken to USA astronaut Nick Hague who appeared in high spirits despite the ordeal.
Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Michael's arrival to the region. Almost 950,000 homes and businesses were without power in Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas and Georgia on Thursday.
Growth was in line with the previous year as almost flat sales at existing stores was offset by a 31 percent jump in online sales. Ingka said it experienced sales growth in a majority of its 30 markets, with one of the biggest increases recorded in China.
An quake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Russia's far east Kuril Islands on Thursday, according to Sputnik. The quake's epicenter was located around 200 kilometers southwest of Rabaul at a depth of 40 kilometers.
In an interview with Bloomberg a year ago , Rubin suggested a benevolent incentive for embarking on a project along these lines. The first prototype will be ready by the end of the year, and will show it at CES 2019, which will be held in January.
The list of things black people aren't allowed to do without potentially summoning police involvement continues to grow. A white woman called the police on a black man who was babysitting two white children in Georgia, the man claims.
The Jewish billionaire businessman and three-term NY mayor made the announcement early Wednesday morning in a post on Instagram . He served three terms as New York City mayor and has variously been a Democrat, a Republican and an independent.
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