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Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death so far in this town of about 1,000 people that took a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155 mph (250 kph) winds last week

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death so far in this town of about 1,000 people that took a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155 mph (250 kph) winds last week. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see the recovery effort for himself. Trump declared a state of emergency for Georgia late Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

Four days after the storm struck, a large swath of the Panhandle was suffering, from little beach towns to the larger Panama City to rural communities miles from where the hurricane came ashore. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

More than 190,000 homes and businesses in Florida were without electricity, along with about 120,000 in Georgia. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

Rescue teams, hampered by power and phone outages, used cadaver dogs, drones and heavy equipment to search for hundreds of people unaccounted for in devastated communities across the Florida Panhandle. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

Social media websites were filled with messages from people trying to reach missing family members in Florida’s Bay and Gulf Counties. (Source: Reuters)

Hurricane Michael: Aerial photos show destruction in Florida

The storm, which in less than two days grew from a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, tore apart entire neighborhoods in the Panhandle, reducing homes to naked concrete foundations or piles of wood and siding. (Source: Reuters)