The aerial view of damage that Hurricane Michael caused

ABC News captured aerial footage of the scene over Panama City Beach.
2:10 | 10/11/18

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Panama City, where it was only today when so many of the people who lived here realized the true extent of the destruction, the devastation by the hurricane. Never before had they endured a category 4 hurricane and keep in mind, this was nearly a category 5. Tonight, we have just landed after flying in a blackhawk over Mexico beach. You can see it, homes wiped off the Earth. Some sitting in the middle of the street. Buildings with the roof tops gone and remember, that's right where near it made land fall, 155 miles per hour. And in man ma city, much of the jinx middle school did not survive. Two of the balls completely gone. And tonight, crews go door to door looking for people who may have tried to ride out the hurricane. And tries topped homes. Across North Carolina, Virginia, as it moves right up the Koers. But we're going to begin here tonight with what we witnessed moments ago flying over a decimated Mexico beach. Tonight, the scene is unimaginable. The devastation on Mexico beach as seen from above. Hurricane Michael making land fall at 155 miles per hour and this is what a strong category 4 hurricane will do. It's almost impossible to describe the destruction here from hurricane Michael here on Mexico beach. There are some buildings still standing. Others are completely destroyed. From the sky, every building damaged in some way. Blocks reduced to splintered piles of debris. This is all that remains with so many homes and families still waiting to return. You can see in many places, homes that have been simply swept away. Homes sifting in the middle of streets, clearly swept away by the storm surge. There is another view from this drone flying over Mexico beach. Roof tops blocking the streets. The sheer power of Michael, nearly a category 5 hurricane, ravaging the coastline community.

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