So far, one body has been found in Mexico Beach, but authorities say there is little doubt the death toll will rise. Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.
Door-to-door Search and Rescue Continues
Crews with dogs went door-to-door Saturday in Mexico Beach, pushing aside debris to get inside badly damaged structures in a second wave of searches following what they described as an initial, “hasty” search of the area. About 1,700 search and rescue personnel have checked 25,000 homes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said
Michael made landfall Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds (249 kph) and heavy storm surge. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 15, including the victim found in the rubble of Mexico Beach, where about 1,000 people live.
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Residents along parts of the Gulf Coast are still shaken days after Hurricane Michael roared ashore. Officials say at least 19 are dead and 250 still missing. Some communities are still without power, water and basic necessities. NBC’s Tammy Leitner reports for Sunday TODAY from Lynn Haven, Florida.
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