Transcript for Hurricane Michael leaves cities in ruins
We begin with the utter devastation in the Florida Panhandle the full extent of Michael's a rat. Still coming into focus and this morning the storm is still menacing the mid Atlantic with life threatening flash floods. This woman had to be rescued from her car in Richmond Virginia as you can see. This seaside tourist town of Mexico beach Florida is in ruins Michael claiming six lives at least. And many others are missing a more than a million people have no power and here's a stunning to look at Mexico beach before and after Michael. ABC's Maggie really has latest for us right now from. Panama city life good morning Maggie. Kenneth and Linda good morning places like this are desperate for power or water just really. Basic resource has been authorities say while they're trying to come back and get into these homes right now their focus remains on search and rescue. Yeah this is all that's left to Mexico beach. Taking a direct hit from her rookie Michael and it's 100 in 55 mile per hour winds. Two shots of a category five storm. We've lived current take us through the next job. And band we grab onto a tree. A husband and wife Christine behind remember Michaels raw power or water rushed in the two finally finding CT in the nearby boat. ABC's June Jersey and her team rode out the storm in this Condo complex one of the few buildings left standing. So it now made at about ten blocks and the destruction hasn't ended. At bay medical center in nearby Panama City win took a pass when the broke those doorstep and repeat doorstep to win me that wind tunnel. Through requiring doctors described trying to hold the doors shut deceived their critical patients from the storm's force. Now the entire hospital is under emergency evacuation block by block. Now in ruins trees cutting through the middle of this house roofs loans to read off. Search and rescues going door to door here and there could be more people trapped inside her saint mixture mixing. The job ahead is overwhelming his Michael continues to spread his path of destruction northward bringing hurricane force winds to Georgia. And battering the coast with heavy reliance. Thinking it was thinking facts rescues underway in Virginia has already soaked Carolinas or range with even more rain. And our neighborhoods like this one are devastated we've also seen them come together one man was out grilling hot meals for his neighbors and even at Waffle House restaurant have reopened their doors locals and first responders less than 24 hours after this massive storm. Canceling them. Thank you really in Panama city beach Florida thanks so much that.
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