After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces

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Elsewhere, the sheriff's office in Gadsden County near Tallahassee says it "can now confirm 4 storm-related fatalities following Hurricane Michael", all of which happened "in relation to or occurred during the storm". "Rescuers have so far been unable to conduct thorough searches there".

Then, as Michael blew through Virginia as a tropical storm, authorities said five people there were killed, including four who drowned and a firefighter whose truck was struck by a tractor-trailer as he responded to an accident in heavy storm conditions. "We still haven't gotten into some of the hardest-hit areas".

Zahralban said searchers, who were using a trained dog, were trying to determine if that person had been alone or was part of a family.

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Rescue teams were picking through the rubble, looking for survivors and victims of the disaster which took place on Thursday in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district.

But because Hurricane Michael hit in October, and temperatures in north Florida have dropped in recent days with overnight lows in the 50s, Scott said he now wanted to make sure patients and nursing home residents are staying warm.

"We do know that there has been damage to several of our church buildings", Kendrick said.

Mcdonald's signage stands damaged from Hurricane Michael in Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long had expected the death toll to rise from 13 people on Friday, mostly from trees falling onto houses.

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For these hard-hit places, Michael - which came ashore as a Category 4 storm with 155 miles per hour winds that made it one of the strongest to make landfall in the Gulf in a century - will leave a long-lasting mark.

A destroyed building following Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, US.

The Houston-based volunteer search-and-rescue network CrowdSource Rescue said its teams were trying to find some 2,500 people who were either reported missing or were stranded and in need of help in Florida, co-founder Matthew Marchetti said.

"It's OK if you want to live on the coast or on top of a mountain that sees wildfires or whatever, but you have to build to a higher standard", he said.

Nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses were without power from Florida to Virginia on Thursday. We bought it four years ago and completely rebuilt it. The Coast Guard reported rescuing 129 people.

Dough Shelby looks from his house to the destruction in Mexico Beach.

"It's a wipeout", he said on Friday, adding that he plans to sell up.

The camp ground had been full just before Michael blew in and covered it in 61 cm of debris and seaweed, McMillan said. "It was very bad, and now there's just nothing left".

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