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Michael offers exposure, and risk, to Gillum in gov's race

Oct. 11, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Crisis is often seen as a test of leadership for elected officials. Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race days before it came ashore, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee. The system slammed into the...

Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor's race

Oct. 10, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm's path. While the state waited for Michael to make landfall, Gillum...

Major Hurricane Michael bearing down on Florida Panhandle

Oct. 9, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fast and furious Hurricane Michael barreled toward the Florida Panhandle late Tuesday night with 125 mph winds and a potentially catastrophic storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to board up and get out. Drawing energy from warm waters of...

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

Sep. 17, 2018 1:40 AM EDT

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm. It took years for Hurricane Katrina's death toll to become...