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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 07:53 AM

Hurricane Michael aftermath: Death toll spikes after five storm-related fatalities reported in Va.

Source: The Washington Post



Hurricane Michael aftermath: Death toll spikes after five storm-related fatalities reported in Virginia

By J. Freedom du Lac, Mark Berman and Eli Rosenberg October 12 at 7:26 AM

Hurricane Michael is no more. The violent storm, which ripped through the Southeast, leaving a trail of death and destruction from Florida to Virginia, finally moved off the coast, over the Atlantic Ocean overnight. It is now known as Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael.

Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane — the strongest on record to hit the area — and charged north through Georgia and into the Carolinas and Virginia, wreaking havoc and causing emergencies. In the storm’s wake lay crushed and flooded buildings, shattered lives and at least 11 deaths, a number that officials worry could rise.

7:26 a.m.: Five storm-related deaths reported in Virginia

A sobering bulletin from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management:




The known death toll from Michael now stands at 11.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/10/12/hurricane-michael-updates-cleanup-and-recovery-in-the-aftermath-of-a-deadly-storm/

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