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Hurricane Michael Marches Toward Gulf Coast
Major hurricane forecast to gain additional strength prior to impact

October 10: Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm and is heading straight for the Florida panhandle. However, the storm is still a major concern as it moves through North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Five deaths were reported in Virginia, in addition to four in Florida, one in Georgia and one in North Carolina.

More than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been ordered or urged to clear out as Michael closed in. Heavy rains from Michael Thursday night extend to Washington, D.C.

Flash flooding was also reported in the big North Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh. But with cellphone service out across vast swaths of the Florida Panhandle, officials said it is possible some of those unaccounted for haven't been able to contact friends or family to let them know they are safe. But added that this number could go up. "And the damage left in its wake is still yet to be fully understood".

Along a similar line, Governor Rick Scott informed those in the sights of the hurricane that "you waited too long". Forecasters say the storm has already begun shedding its tropical characteristics but will take on a new chapter as a powerful extratropical storm with gale force winds on its trek out to sea.

In his letter posted on the base's website, Laidlaw says crews need to clear trees from roads, fix power lines and "assess the structural integrity of our buildings" before anyone returns.

Many homes in the heavily-hit Mexico Beach and Port St. Joseph areas were reduced to piles of lumber, broken glass and household items. "Mexico Beach, there's no barrier island out there to protect it so it got the full force of the Category 4 wind and that wall of water". "The best beach in the world".

In the largely destroyed oceanside town of Mexico Beach, Councilwoman Linda Albrecht learned her home was gone through online news video. As Greg reports, "The storm blew off much of the roof, but the nightmare, as he calls it, didn't end there". Houses - what was left of them - littered the street.

Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Wednesday just shy of Category 5 hurricane strength, with winds gusting at 155 miles per hour.

"This is a war zone".

"It wasn't going to get this high, realistically". "Do we feel a little lucky about where we are right now?" asked Leon County Administrator Vince Long, speaking to the Tallahassee Democrat. "You're not going to recognize Mexico Beach".

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"Luckily we did not get a surge", Tenbrunson said of his home. While the storm weakened through the night as it passed over Georgia, it still proved deadly.

But the Hurricane Center said Sergio and its remnants were still expected to produce total rainfall of 3 to 5 inches over northwestern Mexico and 1 to 3 inches in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and toward the southern plains through Saturday, potentially causing unsafe floods.

A Virginia firefighter - Lt. Brad Clark - was killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into his fire truck on a slick road in the storm.

It is the first time on record that a hurricane of this intensity had hit the Florida panhandle.

Below is a look at Mexico Beach, Fla., with satellite images from before and after Hurricane Michael.

"It is our worst dream being realized", Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said. With Michael's excessive rain and winds, unharvested peanuts could rot in the ground and cotton bolls could be stripped from the plants. It was an outstanding yield of three bales an acre.

He and his partner Cheri Papineau, 50, pushed on their door for an hour to stop the storm surge bursting in as their four dogs sat on top of a bed floating in their home.

Even with the worst of the storm now past, flooding remains a threat, as overwhelmed river systems struggle to cope with massive amounts of water.

Virginia authorities have confirmed five storm-related deaths in the state.

The storm was expected to move across North Carolina and Virginia and push into the Atlantic Ocean by late Thursday or early Friday.

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