WASHINGTON – One of many strongest hurricanes to ever hit the US has left a path of devastation throughout Florida, together with a minimum of two deaths.
Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday morning after smashing into the Sunshine State with 155 mile-an-hour winds, leaving a path of huge destruction because it shredded a path throughout the Panhandle.
“It’s absolutely horrendous. Catastrophic,” Florida resident Sally Crown stated. “There’s flooding. Boats on the highway. A house on the highway. Houses that have been there forever are just shattered.”
To date, two deaths have been confirmed: one in Florida and one other in Georgia the place timber got here crashing down on each victims.
Michael is the third strongest hurricane to ever hit the US mainland and the strongest to impression the Florida Panhandle.
At one level practically 400,000 people unfold out throughout Florida, Alabama and Georgia had been with out energy.
In Florida, efforts are actually targeted on saving these nonetheless at risk.
“As Hurricane Michael continues its destructive path through the Panhandle and leaves our state, we’re turning 100 percent of our effort on search and rescue and recovery,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated in a press convention.
Michael was additionally high of thoughts for President Donald Trump at a marketing campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
“I want to send our thoughts and prayers of our entire nation to everyone in the path of Hurricane Michael, especially in the Florida Panhandle where it’s hitting and hitting hard,” Trump advised the group.
As Michael strikes on to the Carolinas, there are critical issues about lethal tornados and extra flooding following Hurricane Florence.
CBN’s Operation Blessing is on the bottom making ready to deliver aid to the victims.