Florida Panhandle Building Codes Lagged Behind Rest Of StateIt was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms.
Too Soon For Homeowners To Return To Florida's Hardest Hit AreasLinda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there's utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, roofs lifted off of buildings and pine trees snapped like matchsticks in 155 mph winds.
‘It’s Like This Storm Had Eyes’: Lonnie Quinn Explains Why Hurricane Michael Intensified So QuicklyHurricane Michael grew so quickly it caught many Floridians off-guard. Its wind speed increased by 72 percent in less than 33 hours.
After Pummeling Florida, Michael Moves On Toward The CarolinasThe third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction, destroying homes and shopping centers and felling trees that killed at least two people in Florida and Georgia. And it's not done yet.
At Rally, Trump Prays For Hurricane Victims, Criticizes DemsAs Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms.
Hurricane Michael Upgraded To Category 4 As It Nears FloridaMichael roared nearer to the Florida Panhandle as a still-growing Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, lashing wind and rain and pushing a storm surge onto white-sand beaches and coastal communities hours before making landfall.
Hurricane Michael Gains Strength, Tracking Toward North FloridaMichael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid fears it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal dwellers are boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the dangerous storm heading their way.