Enormous destruction after Hurricane Michael
• The enormous destruction after Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael has left a lot of destruction after landfall in Florida. Among the most affected areas was a small seaside town of Mexico Beach, where entire rows of houses were swept away by the ocean, leaving only concrete foundations. Photojournalists have used helicopters to document the damage to the top. That's what they showed.
Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida.
He became the third most powerful hurricane in history, which hit the coast of the United States.
Officials said the small town population of about 1,000 people is under a mandatory evacuation during the hurricane, but 285 people had decided to stay.
Michael caused at least 17 deaths, including one case in Mexico Beach.
The Rev. Eddie Lafontaine, a pastor in Mexico Beach, said that, in his opinion, most people will tune out.
"I think that people are a huge heart and a lot of energy", - said Lafontaine. "We call them stubborn and defiant. I think they will come back. "
After the storm, the US Coast Guard has sent a plane to inspect the damage near Apalachicola, Florida.
The storm damaged boats moored in the area, including the ship that capsized.
It is expected that the death toll to rise as search and rescue teams apart the rubble in the cities most affected by Michael.