Hur­ri­cane Michael death toll­reaches11

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY CARLA WHITE

MORE than 900,000 homes and busi­nesses in Flor­ida, Alabama, Ge­or­gia and the Caroli­nas are with­out power in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Michael.

At least 11 deaths have been blamed on the storm, which is the most pow­er­ful hur­ri­cane to hit the con­ti­nen­tal US in over 50 years.

Michael has con­tin­ued up Amer­ica’s south­east, dump­ing heavy rains and spread­ing flash flood­ing mis­ery as far away as Vir­ginia.

In North Carolina’s moun­tains, mo­torists had to be res­cued from cars trapped by high wa­ter. High winds top­pled trees and power lines.

Flash flood­ing was also re­ported in the big North Carolina cities of Char­lotte and Raleigh. Sim­i­lar scenes played out in parts of Vir­ginia as the storm raced sea­wards. Spencer Hardy sal­vages his fa­therin-law’s gui­tars from the fam­ily’s de­stroyed shop (above); a home flat­tened by trees (left), and (top) a man works though the re­mains of an apart­ment in the af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Michael

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