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Florida residents want Trump to see post-hurricane suffering

Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael seven months ago hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of the continued suffering in the region when he …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Weather forecasters have upgraded last fall’s Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5.


Many ‘still hurting’ nearly 5 months after Hurricane Michael

Life is still a struggle in the Florida county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

10 days after hurricane, football offers a welcome escape

Castor Gay knew his life had changed the moment he watched his back fence disappear into the howling wind and water started pouring from his ceiling. Mike Maddox sensed the …


Florida Panhandle medical care on life support after Michael

Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospital where …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s …


Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Searches intensify after body is found in Michael’s wake

Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

Tom Garcia watched in terror as fingers of water pushed inland across the beach and began filling up his home.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes …


Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor’s race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Hurricane Michael slams Florida, charges into Southeast; 1 death reported

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Fast-moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 110 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 12 feet, giving tens of thousands of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to keep growing stronger ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said.