Hurricane Michael leaves a massive path of destruction along the Florida coast

FLORIDA—Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida panhandle as a high-end Category 4 storm on Oct. 10, smashing buildings along the coast to pieces and sending storm surges so high it lapped at the eaves of beach houses. Two people have died in the storm, which traveled rapidly across Georgia and the Carolinas the morning of Oct. 10.

Mexico Beach in particular suffered extreme damage, with homes swept off their foundations and destroyed. Few properties along this swath of coastline were left standing.


CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters: Residents walk amid debris and floodwaters after Hurricane Michael swept through Panama City Beach, Fla., on Oct. 10.  The Category 4 storm raged through the Florida Panhandle into Georgia as the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in decades, turning homes into piles of lumber and flooding subdivisions.