Michael leaves path of ‘unimag­in­able de­struc­tion’

StarMetro Edmonton - - WORLD - Jay Reeves and Bren­dan Farrington GER­ALD HER­BERT/THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

PANAMA CITY, FLA.—The dev­as­ta­tion in­flicted by Hur­ri­cane Michael came into fo­cus Thurs­day with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and search crews be­gan mak­ing their way into the stricken ar­eas in hopes of ac­count­ing for hun­dreds of peo­ple who may have de­fied evac­u­a­tion or­ders.

At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, the most pow­er­ful hur­ri­cane to hit the con­ti­nen­tal U.S. in more than 50 years, and it wasn’t done yet: Though re­duced to a trop­i­cal storm, it brought flash flood­ing to North Carolina and Vir­ginia.

Un­der a per­fectly clear blue sky, fam­i­lies liv­ing along the Florida Pan­han­dle emerged Shred­ded trees, de­railed train cars and a sunken trailer were left in sham­bles in the af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Michael in Panama City, Fla.

ten­ta­tively from dark­ened shel­ters and ho­tels to a per­ilous land­scape of shat­tered homes and shop­ping cen­tres,

beep­ing se­cu­rity alarms, wail­ing sirens and hov­er­ing he­li­copters.

Gov. Rick Scott said the Pan­han­dle U.S. First lady Me­la­nia Trump on Oct. 2 at the Child Wel­fare Clinic in Ghana.

woke up to “unimag­in­able de­struc­tion.”

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