Hurricane Michael

4 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State officials are estimating that Floridians had more than $4.2 billion in insured losses from Hurricane Michael. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said that as of last week, insurers had handled more than 131,000 claims in Florida, about two-thirds of them involving residential properties. More than half have been paid, […]
5 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A top official in Florida’s highway agency and her deputy resigned after an investigation into whether state employees were sent to the official’s south Georgia home to clean up fallen tree limbs and connect a generator after Hurricane Michael. Kelley Scott, director of administrative services for the Florida highway agency, and […]
5 days ago
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Officials want to shut down a tent camp where hundreds of people have stayed since Hurricane Michael struck Florida’s Panhandle in October. Shawn York of the United Methodist Committee on Relief says just a few displaced locals have stayed in the Panama City encampment recently. York tells The News Herald […]
1 week ago
Nearly two months after Hurricane Michael rocked the Florida Panhandle, Tyndall Air Force Base is on the path toward resuming normal operations, officials said.
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1 week ago
Global Diving and Salvage’s Katy Stewart checks in while working in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Florida.
 
1 week ago
A Florida couple decided to tie the knot on the remains of their home, which they lost to Hurricane Michael.
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1 week ago
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two first responders in the Florida Panhandle have gotten married on the slab of their home that was demolished by Hurricane Michael. Mexico Beach police Officer Brittany Medina and firefighter Ben Parham were married Saturday, almost two months after the Category 4 storm leveled most of the buildings in the […]
1 week ago
This isn't the first time Stephen King has used a comparison to a former President to blast Donald Trump on Twitter, and — judging by the horror master's previous tweets — it probably won't be the last. Following Friday's news that George H. W. Bush had died at the age of 94, Stephen King took to Twitter to make a comment about presidential debates. SEE ALSO: After Bush Sr.'s death, Twitter grapples with the ex-president's divisive legacy Specifically, he used a famous moment in the debate between Bush and Clinton to make a point about Trump. Remember when George Bush lost a presidential debate (and perhaps the presidency) by just looking at his watch? Now we've got a serial liar and womanizer as president, a draft dodger surrounded by a bunch of corrupt crocodiles. Times change, eh? — Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 3, 2018 Read more... More about Donald Trump, Stephen King, George H.W. Bush, Culture, and Politics
 
2 weeks ago
While Hampden-Sydney College weathered Hurricane Michael without significant damage, students and faculty immediately came together to clean up their campus
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2 weeks ago
Since students in the Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael returned to classrooms in early November, they've dealt with power outages, sporadic internet, missing friends, larger classes and shared buildings.
2 weeks ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Students in the Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael have dealt with power outages, sporadic Internet, larger classes and schools sharing buildings since they’ve returned to school. Students at heavily damaged schools in Bay County have moved into less damaged schools in arrangements that have one school holding classes […]
2 weeks ago
Florida authorities have linked more deaths to Hurricane Michael, raising the state's death toll to 43.
2 weeks ago
Florida authorities have linked more deaths to Hurricane Michael, raising the state's death toll to 43.
2 weeks ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have linked more deaths to Hurricane Michael, raising the state’s death toll to 43. Florida Division of Emergency Management spokesman Alberto Moscoso said Monday that two more deaths were confirmed in hard-hit Bay County, raising the total there to 23. Florida has also raised the toll in Jackson and […]
 
2 weeks ago
When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen ...
3 weeks ago
Experts say Hurricane Michael and its aftermath have been especially troubling for the children of the storm, many too young to understand the Category 4 monster that smashed across the Florida Panhandle in October. Sometimes toddlers refuse to eat. Children can be irritable and others cry. Says Tiffany Harris, one mother with children uprooted by […]
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3 weeks ago
Experts say Hurricane Michael and its aftermath have been especially troubling for the children of the storm, many too young to understand the Category 4 monster that smashed across the Florida Panhandle in October.
3 weeks ago
More than six weeks after Hurricane Michael hit Florida's Panhandle, a half-dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets have arrived at Eglin Air Force Base as units of the 325th Fighter Wing are beginning their operational transition.
3 weeks ago
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — More than six weeks after Hurricane Michael hit Florida’s Panhandle, a half-dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets have arrived at Eglin Air Force Base as units of the 325th Fighter Wing are beginning their operational transition. The Category 4 hurricane heavily damaged Tyndall Air Force Base Oct. 10. […]
 
3 weeks ago
Hurricane Michael destroyed Florida's Mexico Beach, but the storm battered city still has reasons to be thankful.
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3 weeks ago
CNN's Martin Savidge talks to residents of Mexico Beach, Florida, who are moving forward and finding reasons to be thankful after the town was devastated by Hurricane Michael.
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3 weeks ago
Jose Herrada, an inmate at Florida’s Gulf Correctional Institution, first heard news about Hurricane Michael on the radio. Initially, Herrada thought little of it. Although the state of Florida had issued a mandatory evacuation order for nearby Panama City and surrounding areas, officials at Gulf CI hadn’t brought up…Read more...
3 weeks ago
Recovery will be slow for many of the vacation spots devastated by Hurricane Michael. But there are some options in the area for vacationers looking for a winter getaway.
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November 14th, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election started badly when Hurricane Michael disrupted early voting in some Panhandle counties. Long lines, ballot shortages and other problems followed statewide, both during early voting and on Election Day. Now the state is having recounts in its U.S. Senate and governor races.
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November 14th, 2018
As NASCAR descends upon Miami to crown three new national series champions, it will first give back to a local community that was severely affected by two Category 4 hurricanes, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael, over the past two years. On Friday, NASCAR and the Arbor Day Foundation will culminate
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November 14th, 2018
Around 150 voters were allowed to submit their vote via email or fax in Florida’s Bay County due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, drawing Democratic governor candidate Andrew Gillum’s fury despite his calls to count every single vote in a recount.
November 14th, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s election started badly when Hurricane Michael disrupted early voting in some Panhandle counties. That was followed by long lines, ballot shortages and other problems statewide, both during early voting and on Election Day. Now it is having recounts in its Senate and governor races. Because of the 2000 presidential […]
 
November 12th, 2018
Some voters in a North Florida county hit hard by Hurricane Michael submitted their ballots by fax and email -- a practice that runs afoul of guidance issued by Florida election officials in October.
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November 11th, 2018
The monster storm hit Florida’s Panhandle last month, causing damage — some of it catastrophic — along a 70-mile stretch of coastline.
November 10th, 2018
Residents fear developers will buy out property owners desperate in the wake of Hurricane Michael and build high-rises and golf courses that would change the community’s character.
November 8th, 2018
Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign has announced its intention to sue over alleged voting issues that allegedly hampered turnout in Doughtery County. The county was reportedly slow to mail out absentee ballots in part due to the impact of Hurricane Michael across the region, the campaign said Thursday. Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, who serves as the campaign’s chairwoman, told reporters Thursday the lawsuit will demand all absentee ballots are counted as part of the total results of the general election — including those that arrived after the ballot deadline.
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November 7th, 2018
Utilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael.
November 7th, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Utilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael. The utility companies and cooperatives reported Tuesday to the Public Service Commission that they had zero outages for the first time since the Category 4 hurricane made landfall almost a month ago. Michael […]
November 6th, 2018
Christy Todd said she is a regular voter in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. But not this year.
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November 6th, 2018
Christy Todd said she is a regular voter in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. But not this year.
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November 6th, 2018
Catina Hill, a registered Republican who says she votes in every election, kept her streak alive on Tuesday despite the devastation that Hurricane Michael wrought in Florida's Panhandle last month and the chaos it still brings to her life.
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November 6th, 2018
Catina Hill, a registered Republican who says she votes in every election, kept her streak alive on Tuesday despite the devastation that Hurricane Michael wrought in Florida's Panhandle last month and the chaos it still brings to her life.
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November 5th, 2018
Sissy Karr, a landlady with 14 rental properties around Panama City, Florida, is a loyal Republican who voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016. But she says she is too busy cleaning up from Hurricane Michael to vote in Tuesday's elections.
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November 5th, 2018
Sissy Karr, a landlady with 14 rental properties around Panama City, Florida, is a loyal Republican who voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016. But she says she is too busy cleaning up from Hurricane Michael to vote in Tuesday's elections.
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November 5th, 2018
Florida’s more than 13 million registered voters are choosing a new governor and voting on a pivotal Senate contest, but the parts of the Florida Panhandle struck last month by Hurricane Michael may decide the race.
November 3rd, 2018
Tallahassee yogis planned to roll out their mats on a downtown street Saturday morning to raise funds for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. But the class took on an additional meaning in the wake of Friday's deadly shooting at a yoga studio in the Florida city.
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November 2nd, 2018
Migrants from Central America, African farmers and Hurricane Michael survivors all face the challenges of climate change.
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November 1st, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Powerful storms are expected to continue Friday through a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Michael. Storms covered a wide area of the country reaching from beaches to the Great Lakes, but howling wind and driving rain threw a particular scare into the Florida Panhandle, which was ripped apart by […]
November 1st, 2018
Powerful storms are expected to continue Friday through a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Michael.
November 1st, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state official is under investigation following allegations that she ordered state employees to clean up debris for Hurricane Michael at her Georgia home. The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is investigating Kelley Scott, the department’s $120,000-a-year director of administrative services. […]
November 1st, 2018
The Florida panhandle, with about 200,000 voters, has traditionally had the highest turnout in the Sunshine State’s elections – but it remains devastated by Hurricane Michael.
October 30th, 2018
The family of a baby who spent his first night out of the hospital in a Walmart parking lot after Hurricane Michael just got a surprise baby shower.
October 29th, 2018
Panama City, Fla., is urging FEMA to move faster to provide housing to thousands of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the storm.
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October 29th, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael. Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday said in a letter to FEMA’s […]
October 29th, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Keith Urban paid tribute to a firefighter killed in a crash as the remnants of Hurricane Michael passed through Virginia. News outlets report that the country music star dedicated his show in Charlottesville on Sunday night to Lt. Brad Clark for “all that he’s done.” The Hanover County Fire-EMS Department said […]
October 29th, 2018
In Florida, schools have yet to reopen in an area heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael, and the biggest roadblocks have been securing housing and child care for teachers and staff.
October 29th, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, schools have yet to reopen in an area heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael, and the biggest roadblocks have been securing housing and child care for teachers and staff. So the Bay District Schools are opening child-care sites as classes resume early next month. The district also is holding […]
October 28th, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have linked six more deaths to Hurricane Michael, raising the state’s death toll to 35. The storm’s overall death toll now stands at 45, with 10 deaths in other states. Florida Emergency Management Division spokesman Alberto Moscoso said in an email Saturday that two more deaths were confirmed in […]
October 28th, 2018
Florida authorities have linked six more deaths to Hurricane Michael, raising the state's death toll to 35.
October 28th, 2018
The man in charge of running Panama City's recovery from Hurricane Michael is a two-star Army general who started the job just two weeks before the storm.
October 28th, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The man in charge of running Panama City’s recovery from Hurricane Michael is a two-star Army general who started the job just two weeks before the storm. Mark McQueen is the city manager for the Panhandle city. The 58-year-old was an unusual choice when commissioners picked him out of a […]
October 27th, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael has forced a Florida Panhandle county to revive old court practices, as inmates are making initial court appearances in person for the first time in years. The Panama City News Herald reports that damage following the catastrophic hurricane that hit Oct. 10 left Bay County’s jail and courthouses […]
October 27th, 2018
The best thing about Tesla cars isn't just that they're zero-emission vehicles that are better for our planet's health; it's also that they're kinda like smartphones. With a software update, they get new features that make them even better than they were  at purchase. Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday night to announce "Navigate on Autopilot" would see "wide release in North America tonight."  Tesla Autopilot Drive on Navigation going to wide release in North America tonight — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 27, 2018 SEE ALSO: How to help Hurricane Michael survivors Available in "Software Version 9.0," the update brings the ability for Teslas to automatically steer from on-ramp and off-ramp, change lanes, take exits, and navigate highway interchanges. For the full details on the new Autopilot features, check out Tesla's blog post on the announcement. Read more...More about Tesla, Model 3, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, and Model X
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