He says flash flooding and tornadoes are still possible, and says officials have heard reports of at least two tornadoes in Florida. He said he plans to visit storm-ravaged areas as soon as he can. Police officers spent the night patrolling the area to prevent looting and responding to calls for assistance, making do with damaged patrol cars eased across downed power lines and even small buildings flipped into the middle of streets.
A quick look into the weekend shows that temperatures will likely remain in the 60s both Saturday and Sunday and we should be prepared for a shower on Saturday morning before a dry afternoon with conditions staying cool but dry again on Sunday.
As it came ashore, Michael was just shy of a Category 5 - defined as a storm packing wind speeds of 157 miles per hour or above.
After Hurricane Michael's shrieking winds and crashing waves died down, Brandon and Sydni Troupe drove to their neighborhood in Panama City, Florida, to look at the damage.
Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico, was the most powerful storm ever recorded to hit the Panhandle. A metal carport was picked up by the wind and crashed through the roof of a structure, hitting the girl's head, said Travis Brooks, the county's emergency management director.
President Donald Trump has been in touch with state governors and said a federal emergency team is standing by and ready to help with storm recovery.
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In Cuba on Sunday, Michael was expected to dump as much as 12 inches (30 cm) of rain in western parts of the island. A hurricane watch has been issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to the Suwanee River in Florida.
Rebuilding the system is far more work that restringing lines, and estimates are that a million people could be left without power by the storm. "The historical record, going back to 1851, finds no Category-4 hurricane ever hitting the Florida Panhandle". He was briefed by FEMA's Long in the Oval Office on preparations.
Hurricane Michael will also cause almost one million people to be without power, not just on the coast but inland as well in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
Hurricane Michael continued to batter the Southeast, pummeling states with powerful rain, wind and flooding.
State officials issued disaster declarations in Alabama and Georgia and the storm is also expected to bring heavy rainfall to North and SC.
"We just finished renovating and updating", she said. "We're kind of getting crushed", Franklin County Sheriff A.J.
Florida governor Rick Scott had warned of "unimaginable devastation" from the approaching menace, and it looked like he was proved right on Thursday morning as the first rescue and fix crews arrived to assess the damage.
About 2,500 National Guard troops were deployed to assist with evacuations and storm preparations, and more than 4,000 others were on standby. Up to a foot (30 cm) of rainfall was forecast for some areas. Numerous same counties are also under flash flood warnings.