Hurricane Michael death tollreaches11
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