11-year-old killed when Michael's winds blew carport through roof

11-year-old killed when Michael's winds blew carport through roof

Melendez captured the footage during a Facebook Live video, soon after Category 4 Hurricane Michael - packing 155 miles per hour winds - became the third-strongest cyclone to make landfall in US history.

Television news footage showed homes submerged in floodwaters up to their roofs in Mexico Beach.

The storm made landfall on Wednesday afternoon near Mexico Beach, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Panama City.

Accuweather warned those along the path of the storm from northern Florida to southeastern Virginia should expect downed trees and power outages.

At Jinks Middle School in Panama City, the storm peeled back part of the gym roof and tore off a wall. More than 380,000 homes and businesses were without power at the height of the storm.

After daylight Thursday residents of north Florida would just be beginning to take stock of the enormity of the disaster.

Sally Crown rode out Michael on the Panhandle thinking at first that the worst damage was the many fallen trees in her yard before she emerged to check on the cafe she manages.

In Georgia, an 11-year-old girl died when a auto port flipped into the air by a gust of wind landed on her home, Travis Brooks, head of the emergency relief agency in Seminole County, told AFP.

Vance Beu, 29, was staying with his mother at her home in a complex of single-story wood frame buildings where they piled up mattresses around themselves for protection.

With the Carolinas still reeling the sixth named storm of the 2018 season, Hurricane Florence-which landed in Wrightsville Beach in Mid-September-the West Coast of Florida was already on high alert early this week, as Michael began to strengthen late Sunday.

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The governors of North and SC urged residents to brace for heavy rain and storm-force winds as Michael plowed northward up the Atlantic seaboard.

Michael's strong winds lifted a metal carport into the air before it crashed into a Seminole County, Georgia, house and hit the girl's head, emergency officials said. "If the house and the cars are destroyed they can be replaced, but my niece needs her dad - and as much as I sometimes can't stand him, I would do anything to just know he's OK", McCall said.

"The entire county was "pitch black" and there were no clear roads", he said. The state medical examiner's office has ruled Clark's death among five storm-related fatalities in the state. The lead-gray water was so high that roofs were about all that could be seen of many homes.

Michael also disrupted energy operations in the US Gulf of Mexico as it approached land, cutting crude oil production by more than 40% and natural gas output by almost one-third as offshore platforms were evacuated.

"It looks like a tornado came through here", he said. So many families have lost everything.

But even as affected communities evaluate the damage left in the storm's wake, weather satellites continued to monitor Michael's progress.

In Panama City, most homes were still standing, but no property was left undamaged.

At least 1,085,356 people in six states were without power according to local power and energy agencies.

Michael's strength may reflect the effect of climate change on storms.

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