When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Beginning Sunday, it strengthened from tropical depression to Category 1 hurricane, gained power and, within one 24-hour period, increased its maximum wind speed from 74 mph, or a minimal Category 1 hurricane, to 155 mph, a strong Category 4.
Sarah Radney, who lived in Seminole County, Georgia, died when the winds picked up a carport and dropped it on her home.
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"All of my furniture was floating", said Marquardt, 67. "It was very bad, and now there's just nothing left".
As dawn broke in Albany, Ga., residents arose to find trees sticking out of houses and blocking 100 intersections, local news station WRAL-TV reported. The NHC forecasts up to 7 inches for north-central North Carolina, into south-central to southeast Virginia.
Michael, the third most powerful hurricane ever to hit the U.S. mainland, weakened overnight to a tropical storm but marched northeast on Thursday, toppling trees with 80kph winds and bringing "life threatening" flash flooding to Georgia and Virginia, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported.
Three days after Hurricane Michael unleashed its wrath in the Florida Panhandle, residents in some of the hardest hit areas are growing desperate for food and water.
"I was sinkin', sinkin' fast.when I turned I immediately started sinkin' and I knew that I had hit the ditch and I put it in reverse and of course, it didnt go anywhere".
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- Almost all homes near the coast are heavily damaged or destroyed. Twisted street signs lay on the ground. But she added emergency crews trying to reach the home were hampered by downed trees and debris blocking roadways.
Hundreds of residents were rescued Thursday from cars, apartments and homes flooded by rushing water. The hurricane hit the panhandle area with category 4 winds that caused major damage.
Florida has been battling the scourge of the poisonous red tide algae blooms for most of the summer, with tens of thousands of dead marine life, including fish, dolphins, manatees and turtles, washing up on beaches along the state's south-western coast. Judy Woodruff discusses the vast scale of destruction in the Florida panhandle with William Brantley. Total damages from storm surge are estimated to be $3.7 billion, of which about ten percent will be insured. It doesn't include losses covered by the National Flood Insurance Program. "I will be visiting both Florida and Georgia early next week".
Three deaths were reported in Marianna, in Jackson County, Florida, Sheriff Lou Roberts told a news conference on Friday afternoon. Roofs were peeled away, sent airborne, and homes were split open by fallen trees.
In North Carolina, a 38-year-old man died when a large tree fell on his vehicle Thursday on United States 64 east of Statesville, Iredell County Fire Marshal David Souther said.
More than a million people are without electricity, and areas along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere report severe outages of cellphone service and other communications. But emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings.
It's Day 2 after Hurricane Michael made landfall, and search and rescue is still under way, state emergency officials said Friday morning - as more emphasis is beginning to shift to the "search". Nine people had to be rescued by helicopter from a bathroom of a home in hard-hit Panama City after their roof collapsed, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges said.
Officials said they similarly received inquiries about thousands of people who were missing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma previous year as crews fanned out across the Keys to reduce that number.