Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Hurricane Michael in United States kills 11

Hurricane Michael in United States kills 11

Because tax payments related to the 2017 returns were due on April 18, however, those payments don't qualify for relief. The agency declined to provide additional details on the death beyond saying it occurred in Wayne County.

As Michael moved through the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday and overnight, flash flood warnings were sent to people in towns from the coast to the slopes of the Appalachian Mountains.

In a briefing at the state emergency operations center in Tallahassee on Friday evening, authorities said they had wrapped up their initial rapid searches and had begun more-intense searches including inspecting collapsed buildings. They hope to complete those inspections later Saturday.

These forecasts called for the hurricane to make landfall in northwest Florida tomorrow as a Category three storm, bringing with it powerful winds, rain and a "life-threatening storm surge" that could reach as high as 3.5m in some areas, the National Hurricane Centre said.

In Pittsylvania County, a 45-year-old man died after he was swept away from his vehicle.

The campground had been full just before Michael blew in and covered it in 2 feet (61 cm) of debris and seaweed, McMillan said.

In Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 45-year-old James King Jr. died after his auto was caught in a flash flood and he was swept away, state police said.

By early Friday it wasn't almost over yet: a tropical storm long after Wednesday's landfall, Michael stubbornly kept up its punch while barreling over land toward an expected exit across the open Atlantic.

Brad Clark as the firefighter who died.


The Hurricane Center says threats to land are diminishing.

Measurements posted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on its red tide website showed high concentrations off some Pinellas County, Florida, beaches on Thursday.

At least 11 people lost their lives in the massive storm.

Some of the hardest-hit communities in many disaster zones have yet to report fatalities, according to reports last night as the devastation caused was laid bare.

Joseph Zahralban is Miami's fire chief. The Coast Guard reported rescuing 129 people.

Linda Marquardt, 67, rode out the storm with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach.

He said he was trying to determine if the deceased individual was alone or part of a family.

"Mexico Beach needs your prayers", Albrecht said of the town of about 1,200 people.

With four other deaths confirmed in Virginia, the overall official death toll from Hurricane Michael is up to 11.


UPDATE: NOAA's #GOES16 shows the explosive energy of #HurricaneMichael, captured in this "sandwich loop" - a combination of visible and infrared imagery - this morning, October 10, 2018.

Michael also disrupted energy operations in the US Gulf of Mexico as it approached land, cutting crude oil production by more than 40 per cent and natural gas output by almost a third as offshore platforms were evacuated.

The storm was over the open Atlantic, east of Norfolk, Virginia, early Friday after leveling entire communities on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Disney has a 70,000-person workforce in Florida at its Walt Disney World theme park resort in the Orlando area.

She said search teams were going door-to-door looking for possible storm victims who may have been trapped or killed.

Trump announced his plans on Twitter on Friday but didn't say what day he'll visit the affected areas.

More than 1 million people were left without power in the Southern states that Michael tore through, with restoration also ongoing.

The storm in less than two days grew from a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

Michael left North Carolina and Virginia behind with rivers rising.


"It's hard to grasp", he said. "May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and you, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast down to hell Satan and the other evil spirits, who prowl through the world for the ruin of souls".

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