Recovery Efforts Begin In Florida Following Hurricane Michael

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Cleanup and rescues are underway after Michael... now categorized as a tropical storm... left a wide path of destruction across the southeastern coast of the United States. 

Michael made landfall Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane on the Florida panhandle. 

Governor Rick Scott says his focus right now is on rescue and recovery.

Michael could bring up to nine inches of rain in some parts of North Carolina and Virginia as it makes its way out to the Atlantic.  

It was one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. when it came ashore Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle, unleashing torrential rain, overwhelming winds, and left behind massive destruction.

At least two people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm.

Gadsden County officials said a man died after a tree fell on his home in Greensboro.

News outlets reported that Seminole County Emergency Management Agency Director Travis Brooks later confirmed that an 11-year-old girl in Georgia also died after a mobile carport was picked up by the wind and crashed through the roof of the home she was in. The girl was struck in the head.

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