Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Weakening Hurricane Michael Swirls Over North Carolina in Satellite Images

Bill Shockey, 86, refused to leave Mexico Beach despite his daughter's pleas.

The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the United States mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia.

About 280 of the town's 1,200 residents had indicated they would ride out the storm, but several of those likely fled at the last minute when the approaching storm's devastating strength became clear, Mayor Al Cathey said. "We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well, but we won't know the extent until our crews can safely enter those hangars and make an assessment", it said in a statement.

'At sunrise, we'll start again on our search, ' Baird said. Her husband's body was still trapped in the rubble. "I can't do anything about it right now". and have a big smile on her face because she's in her home. The Florida Democrat said that older buildings on the base were demolished, while newer structures are in need of substantial fix. "We've got food and we've got water".

"Now we're getting residents who are still here who are suffering injuries", Carroll said. "You can only eat so many crackers".

President Donald Trump pauses during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

"There are a lot of inland areas, some of these poor rural counties to the north of there". Marco Rubio said on NBC's "Meet The Press".

'There's people going through their neighbor's (destroyed) houses.to try to find some jelly for the sandwiches for the kids, ' said Russ Montgomery, a volunteer with Project Greenlight from San Antonio, Texas.

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"I'm used to helping people and not asking for help", she said, her voice breaking with emotion.

In downtown Marianna, Florida, the facades of historic buildings lay in pieces on the ground across from the courthouse.

At least eight people, including Sweet, have died in Florida. Official said someone from another county was using an aerial mapping app, noticed the distress message and contacted authorities. The precise fate of the remaining 22 planes, which are worth at least $140 million dollars each, hasn't been clarified by the Air Force but it acknowledges that some were damaged. The Florida Democrat and member of the Armed Services Committee said older buildings on the base were demolished, while newer ones will need substantial repairs.

Decambre said she had opened her home to a friend who takes care of three elderly women.

Commercial shippers in the region also are being stretched thin by the hurricane, and many shipments are delayed because of storm damage. "It's not the Mexico Beach we know". It was just a small wooden block shifting in the sand beneath the weight of the front end of Lonigan's camper trailer. "I was picking three bale cotton (this week); today it is gone", cotton farmer and state Rep. Clay Pirkle said.

Lonigan and his wife returned Sunday after evacuating to Georgia.

Blocks and blocks of homes were demolished. Hundreds of cars had broken windows. "We were able to sleep in the bedroom last night".

Some areas -such as Panama City Beach- will get power restored in the next two days. Afterward, the church held a large cookout for the storm-weary.

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