"It was terrifying, honestly". Homes were split open by fallen trees.
Here, boats docked in Panama City, Fla., are seen in a pile of rubble after Michael passed through the downtown area on Wednesday.
Where the military ends up responding could shift north as Michael moves up the coast to the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.
A Florida woman who was planning her wedding is now planning how to rebuild her town, and possibly her home, after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael. "If the house and the cars are destroyed they can be replaced, but my niece needs her dad - and as much as I sometimes can't stand him, I would do anything to just know he's OK".
Uprooted trees, downed power poles and limited access to communications have become challenges for first responders and families trying to reach residents in need.
Maximum sustained winds remained at 150 miles per hour as the storm was moving north-northeast at 14 miles per hour.
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.
Florida Governor Rick Scott promised a strong relief effort from his administration Thursday after the state was slammed by Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm to hit the USA mainland in 50 years.
More than 40 percent of daily crude oil production and more than one-third of natural gas output was lost from offshore US Gulf of Mexico wells on Wednesday because of platform evacuations and shut-ins caused by Michael.
It also brought the dangers of a life-threatening storm surge.
Forming near the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday and having first appeared on radars just a day prior, Hurricane Michael is now situated 80 miles south-southwest of Panama City, Florida, where it is set to make landfall, and is moving northward. The lead-gray water was so high that roofs were about all that could be seen of many homes.
In Dothan, Alabama, advertising signs and utility posts were torn out of the ground, while sheet metal roofs were ripped off several businesses.
"We are in new territory", Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) meteorologist Dennis Feltgen wrote on Facebook.
Looking at the entire hurricane season, Michael had the strongest winds since 1992 and Hurricane Andrew.
Mexico Beach is a community of about 1,200 people and city leaders say about a quarter of them chose to ride out the storm in the area. But without extensive study, they can not directly link a single weather event to the changing climate. Four pine trees had crashed through the roof of her apartment, almost hitting two people.
Some 125,000 homes were left without power in Georgia and over 52,000 homes in Alabama as of Wednesday evening.
Her biggest worry: finding her missing 1-year-old Siamese cat, Molly.
"We haven't seen her since the tree hit the den".
"It feels like a nightmare", Mexico Beach Councilwoman Linda Albrecht said of the catastrophic damage in her town.
The unprecedented summit served as a platform for the two leaders to discuss denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Kazianis told CBN's Gary Lane how China can circumvent United States economic sanctions against Kim.
Vice-President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely. Trump also said women, far from being outraged at Kavanaugh, "were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh , outraged".
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. SAOCOM-1A's radar measurements will track soil-moisture levels , thereby aiding forecasts of crop yields.
I want to thank Governor Okowa for planning and organizing this transparent, free and fair Presidential Primary and Convention. Another source said Atiku won the primaries because some PDP governors and other stakeholders took him for granted.
Of course Liverpool fans want him to play bad, and he doesn't want to play bad, he wants to play good", said Guardiola. As it was we didn't score and they could have got a goal so we had to stay switched on.
Liverpool's Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino and Uruguay's rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod. Barcelona , on the other hand, have just three candidates, Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.
If there had been higher Democratic turnout in the 2010 and 2014 midterms, Kavanaugh could not have made it to the Supreme Court . The entire room of Trump supporters and staff applauded the entire Kavanaugh family.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Saudis need to provide evidence to support their claim that he left the consulate. Turkish officials say they believe Khashoggi is still inside the building, which they can not search without an invitation.
Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida
Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds were outward up to 185 miles. A storm surge up to 12 feet is possible along portions of Florida's Gulf Coast from Steinhatchee to Apalachicola Bay.
Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health
Mental illness afflicts persons of any age, gender, race, income, or education- in equal proportion throughout the world . It explained that the lack of such a facility can have dire effects on the diagnosis and treatment of children.
Ivanka Trump shuts down rumors of replacing Haley
She told Trump around six months ago that she was thinking of quitting by the end this year "to take a little time off", he said. President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as UN Ambassador, according to two sources briefed on their conversation.
Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank
Israeli forces killed over 260 Palestinians in that period, of which Israel says most were attackers. The Palestinian used a homemade gun in the attack, known locally as a Carlo , according to Conricus.
Yankees Feel Good With Severino On The Hill In Game 3
Over the last two seasons his playoff ERA stands at 1.38 after he posted a combined 4.28 ERA in his last two regular seasons. It was, however, the most wins for the Red Sox in a road postseason contest, and the worst postseason loss for the Yankees .
Women aren't united against Kavanaugh
Back in 2016, McConnell refused to hold hearings or meetings with Garland, leaving open the seat for the majority of the year. Mr Trump tweeted that the demonstrators included female Mr Kavanaugh supporters who were "gathering all over Capitol Hill".
Second Trump-Kim summit to take place 'at earliest date'
Pompeo had said en route to Asia he aimed "to make sure we understand what each side is truly trying to achieve". North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (left) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Sunday in Pyongyang.
Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho earn first England call-ups
As the global break is upon us, England manager Gareth Southgate has named his latest squad for the Nations League games. We think there are some exciting young players that we've been tracking, either through their clubs or our junior teams.