More deaths expected as search for Florida survivors continue
PORT JOE REUTERS 12 OCT 2018 - Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael, amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm will climb.
So far, counties along the hard-hit northwest Florida coast have reported no deaths related to the storm. That could change, as efforts to assess damage and look for casualties in the worst-hit communities have been hampered by downed utility lines and roads blocked by debris and fallen trees.
Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael
The concern was for people who ignored evacuation orders ahead of the storm and stayed put in communities that were demolished by Michael’s ferocity on Wednesday.
First responders and residents walk along a main street following Hurricane ‘Michael’ in Florida. (REUTERS)