Hur­ri­cane Michael leaves ‘unimag­in­able de­struc­tion’

Panay News - - SPORT -

WASH­ING­TON – Hur­ri­cane Michael left “unimag­in­able de­struc­tion” as it ploughed into coastal ar­eas of Flor­ida, the state’s gover­nor Rick Scott said.

“So many lives have been changed for­ever,” he said. “So many fam­i­lies have lost ev­ery­thing.”

The worst hit ar­eas of Flor­ida’s north­west coast saw houses ripped from their foun­da­tions, trees felled, and power lines strewn across streets.

Hur­ri­cane Michael struck on Wed­nes­day with winds of 155 me­ters per hour.

It weak­ened to a storm as it moved in­land to­wards the north-east, but at least six peo­ple have died, most of them in Flor­ida.

More than 370,000 peo­ple in Flor­ida were or­dered to evac­u­ate but of­fi­cials be­lieve many ig­nored the warn­ing.

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