Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida

Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida

Hurricane Michael's death toll rose to 11 on Friday as five people were reported killed when remnants of the storm passed through the U.S. state of Virginia, local officials said.

The storm, which has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, was the strongest on record to hit the Florida Panhandle and the third most powerful to strike the USA mainland.

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest on record to hit the area and charged north through Georgia and into the Carolinas and Virginia, wreaking havoc and causing emergencies. An 11-year-old girl in Georgia also died when Michael's winds picked up a carport and dropped it through the roof of her grandparents' home.

The dead include at least eight people in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia.

Search-and-rescue teams were using sniffer dogs as they sifted through the rubble looking for victims.

In addition, the result of a powerful hurricane hit the city of Panama city in Florida.

For these hard-hit places, Michael - which came ashore as a Category 4 storm with 155 miles per hour winds that made it one of the strongest to make landfall in the Gulf in a century - will leave a long-lasting mark.

State officials said that by one count, 285 people in Mexico Beach defied mandatory evacuation orders and stayed behind.

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Numerous injured in Florida were taken to Panama City, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mexico Beach.

"We are swamped", he said.

FEMA's Long urged communities such as Mexico Beach, where many homes were pulverized by 12 to 14 feet (3.7 to 4.3 meters) of storm surge, to rebuild to withstand future storms.

Beyond lives and homes, the storm seized community hubs, like two oak trees long used as a place to gather and talk in Greensboro, a small town in Gadsden County, Florida.

More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power and it could be weeks before power is restored to the most damaged parts of Florida.

They've received thousands of calls asking about missing people, but with cellphone service out across a wide area, they found it impossible to know who among those unaccounted for were safe but just unable to dial out to friends or family. Search and rescue teams were still trying to account for those people. "If we're going to rebuild, do it right".

By early Friday morning, the fast-moving storm was about 65 miles (105km) north-east of Norfolk, Virginia, with top sustained winds of 60mph (95kph), the US National Hurricane Center said. "5 suspected tornadoes", read a tweet by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

"It was the ideal beach town. Everything's gone. I didn't even know our road was our road", said Tiffany Marie Plushnik, 25, an evacuee who returned to find her home in Sandy Creek too damaged to live in. "People will just pack up and leave".

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