Latest Emergency management News

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Oct. 15, 2018 4:05 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see...

The Latest: Governor's debate to be canceled due to storm

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The first debate between the two candidates running for Florida governor is going to be cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced Saturday on Facebook that he cannot...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Oct. 12, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. The death toll across the South stood at 14 including the victim discovered...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

Oct. 12, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities haven't seen the mass casualties they once feared from Hurricane Michael, but they expect the death toll to rise as search-and-rescue teams make their way through Florida neighborhoods smashed to pieces . The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

Oct. 11, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind. At least three deaths were...

Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats

Oct. 11, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally Wednesday night in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...

Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane pounds Florida

Oct. 10, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...

'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

Oct. 10, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental...