Transcript for Hurricane Michael being upgraded to a Category 5 storm
Next to the desperate plea for help from Vicks of hurricane Michael. Scientists say is much worse than first thought. The hurricane wiped most of Mexico beach off the map last October. And tonight the national hurricane center said it slammed the shore as a category 5, just the fourthne on record. Tonight, the national hurricane center upgrading an initial assessment of hurricane Michael. Meteorologists confirming the deadly hurricane, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the U.S., was actually a category 5. Winds hitting 160 miles per hour. In Panama City, Florida, David and his team reporting and taking shelter in this concrete hotel and suddenly the roof collapses. You can see the roof of the hotel -- we had been standing out there. That was the shelter. Reporter: In Mexico beach, ginger gee reporting as structures around her are destroyed. The blue house there, gone. The homes floating away. It is no longer. Reporter: The after math devastating. Hurricane Michael responsible for 16 deaths and $25 billion in damage. But tonight, the cleanup is still on going and now a new storm brewing for survivors. Just this week accusing state and federal E federal governments of abandoning them. A community trying to rebuild and move past the deadly storm as a new hurricane season fast approaches.
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