Tropical cyclones

Rex Buzzett, far left, his son Josh Buzzett and neighbor Hilda Duren stand outside the Buzzett’s home, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, that was gutted by a storm surge in Port St. Joe, Fla. Hurricane Michael devastated several homes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Port St. Joe, while largely sparing residents of the neighboring Gulf community of Apalachicola. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
October 12, 2018 - 10:13 am
PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) — The piano was washed into a ditch across the street. The dining room table became lodged against a neighbor's tree. And the storm surge that gutted Rex and Nancy Buzzett's home of 44 years scattered their other belongings as far as two blocks. "It busted through the...
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Dawn Vickers, left, her mother Patsy Vickers, son Ryder Vickers, and friend Robert Brock, right, who rode out Hurricane Michael in their now-destroyed home, sit in front of a damaged convenience store with nowhere to go, in Michael's aftermath, in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Their house floated away from its foundation in the storm and they escaped the water by wading through a window. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 11, 2018 - 10:31 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much of their community was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in...
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In this undated photo provided by Amber Radney, 11-year-old Sarah Radney poses for a photo at her school, in Grady County near Cairo, Ga. Sarah Radney died during Hurricane Michael. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities say Michael's powerful winds lifted a carport high into the air and slammed it back down on the house. When it landed, one of the legs tore through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head. (Amber Radney via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 5:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia. If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees — not a carport next to the house. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities...
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In this image made from video and provided by SevereStudios.com, damage from Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Fla. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael's wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. (SevereStudios.com via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind. At least three deaths...
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Debris from homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael block a road Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 11, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The urgency of hurricane coverage with its colorful satellite maps and reporters standing in the wind is a television staple. But devastation in Hurricane Michael's wake was so severe that it made images of some of the hardest-hit areas in Florida trickle out as slowly as if from a...
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Mishelle McPherson looks for her friend in the rubble of her home, since she knows she stayed behind in the home during Hurricane Michael, in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 11, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida. Now it lies in splinters. Hit head-on by Hurricane Michael, numerous homes in this resort town of about 1,190 people were shattered or ripped from their foundations. Boats were tossed like...
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Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, speaks during a briefing on Hurricane Michael in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. In the days before Hurricane Michael made landfall, Gillum blanketed the national airwaves, sounding much like the man he wants to replace, Gov. Rick Scott, who constantly urged residents to seek shelter and take the massive storm seriously. (AP Photo/Gary Fineout)
October 10, 2018 - 10:01 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Crisis is often seen as a test of leadership for elected officials. Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race days before it came ashore, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee. The system slammed into...
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Haley Nelson inspects damages to her family properties in the Panama City, Fla., spring field area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 8:11 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 45...
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The Oceanis is grounded by a tidal surge at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 5:55 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a campaign rally in Erie, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 10, 2018 - 4:04 pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — With Hurricane Michael pounding Florida's Panhandle, President Donald Trump flew to Pennsylvania for a Republican campaign rally on Wednesday, saying he didn't want to let his supporters down. Trump said in Washington that he faced a "quagmire" because "thousands of people" were...
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