Where I am, we are being hit by what’s left of Michael, but the wind and the rain is nothing to what hit the panhandle in Florida yesterday. Mexico Beach appears to be the hardest hit. Here’s what it was like yesterday:
And now…. people are just getting in there, to find this:
The death toll stands at two right now, but is likely to rise. One man was killed when a tree fell on a residence in Greensboro, Florida, Sgt. Anglie Hightower, a spokeswoman for the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, told NBC News.
An 11-year-old girl was killed near Lake Seminole, Georgia, when a metal carport used for boats was picked up by wind, crashed through the roof of the house she was in and struck her in the head, said Travis Brooks, director of emergency management for Seminole County.
And as this was happening in the South, Trump was in Pennsylvania doing this:
Hurricane Michael death toll rises to 5— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 11, 2018
BIG UPDATE: Yikes, one of the outer bands is hitting here! I’m on the 16th floor of the Winston Tower and a window from a higher floor just sailed down and crashed on the plaza below. Here’s what it looks like from an office window:
FINAL UPDATE: As the storm moved the Georgia and the Carolinas, the total death toll was 11. Five were in Virginia.