Hurricane Michael
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Trump visits Florida to see hurricane damage

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/15/18, 12:28 pm

President Donald Trump is touring storm-ravaged areas of Florida and Georgia today as both states come to grips with the devastation from Hurricane Michael. “Just arrived in Florida,” Trump tweeted midmorning. “Also thinking about our GREAT Alabama farmers and our many friends in North and South Carolina today. We are with you!”

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States of emergency

Disaster | Amid Michael’s ruin, groups bring relief and hopes of recovery
by Kim Henderson
Posted 10/13/18, 12:34 pm

Even before Hurricane Michael packed its final punch in Virginia, volunteer groups were packing up and heading toward the storm’s wake of destruction.

A 14-foot tandem-axle trailer loaded with chainsaws departed from the X-tended Missions Network in north Mississippi early Friday morning. Dennis Landrum, a director with the group, said his five-man crew will begin clearing trees from yards and roofs in the Albany, Ga., area over the weekend. 

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11 lives lost, billions in damage from Michael

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/12/18, 11:10 am

Hurricane Michael caused at least 11 deaths as it plowed through the Florida Panhandle and the southeastern United States, and the number dead could rise as rescuers search hardest-hit areas. Falling debris killed some, including an 11-year-old girl in Georgia. Authorities in Virginia, which was inundated with rain, reported five people died there—four who drowned and a firefighter whose truck was struck by a tractor-trailer at the scene of an accident.

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