Trump to visit Panhandle on Monday

Hurricane Michael: Death Toll Rises To 18; More Than 1,000 Still Reported Missing

Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc on the coastal town of Mexico Beach, Florida.

Crews work to restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Oct. 13, 2018.

A destroyed home following Hurricane Michael in MEXICO BEACH, Fla., U.S., on October 13, 2018.

- President Trump visits Florida and Georgia today to see the damage from Hurricane Michael firsthand.

As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida.

Some victims stranded by the storm managed to summon relief by using logs to spell out "HELP" on the ground, officials in Bay County, which includes Mexico Beach, said in a Facebook post. The Mexico Beach property damage was vast, with house after house, store after store leveled down to the concrete slabs they were built on.

The harsh storm, one of the most powerful in 50 years, made landfall at the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, but it quickly depleted its shocking force becoming a Category 1 storm only a few hours later. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 15.

Scott Deane, the head of FEMA's urban search and rescue unit in Florida, says they will stay as long as they are needed. "You don't want to put a rush on a thorough rescue".

Electricity and telephone service were being slowly restored, but it could be weeks before power is restored to the state's most damaged areas. "Whenever they want, I'm going to move in with my son in Georgia".

"You're an idiot!" the man shouted back.

Gov. Rick Scott tweeted Saturday that millions of meals and gallons of water were on the way to affected communities.

"What's taking up most of your time right now just gaining access to some of these areas", said Panama City Fire Chief Alex Baird. Several trees came down on their property, including one that smashed through the roof. "We're getting things done pretty quick", Kremeier said.

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Michael was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the United States and this Gulf Coast community was in its bullseye.

Hector Morales, a 57-year-old restaurant cook, never even thought of evacuating. When his mobile home suddenly began floating, he swam to a fishing boat and clambered aboard.

"Quiet, idyllic, what I call 'Old Florida, '" Fugate said. "But I made it".

Of the 1,000 or so residents of Mexico Beach, about 200 ignored evacuation orders. It's unclear how many people stayed behind in nearby communities.

Drones just one of the tools Miami Fire Rescue's task force 2 is using in the Panhandle to help with recovery efforts.

Was he scared? "Worried, I think, is more like it", Shockey said.

Hundreds of calls from people around the country looking for their relatives continue piling up as emergency crews attempt to reach the most remote areas.

Accounting for those missing has been made more hard by damaged mobile phone coverage in many areas.

At least 18 people in four states have died because of the storm.

There are also shortages of food and water. They've also set up a triage tent to treat residents stepping on nails and cutting themselves on debris.

President Donald Trump is expected to visit both Florida and Georgia early this week to inspect the damage, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, and the White House said late on Saturday the president was fully committed to helping state and local agencies with the recovery. "Every time something like this happens, you have to say to yourself, 'Is there something we can do better?'"

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