The intensity of now former hurricane Michael has waned but its path of destruction grows as it moves inland. Georgia and the Carolinas are braced for heavy rains and winds.
Hurricane Michael has caused widespread damage across the Florida Panhandle. The Category 4 monster was among the most powerful hurricanes in half a century to strike the mainland United States.
Florida families emerged from shelters to find their neighborhoods leveled after the strongest storm since 1969 wreaked havoc. More than 375,000 people were issued mandatory evacuation orders, but many defied the calls.
Hurricane Michael has hit the the coast of the Florida Panhandle. Thousands of people evacuated their homes ahead of the storm's arrival but others hoped to ride out the storm in their homes.
Officials have described Hurricane Florence as a potential "once in a lifetime" storm. North Carolina and neighboring states are preparing for days of catastrophic storm surges, winds and floods.
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