Latest Hurricane Michael News

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

Dec. 13, 2018 8:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a...

Official: Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor

Dec. 12, 2018 9:03 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Official: Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor.

Agency: $4.2 billion in insured losses in Florida from storm

Dec. 12, 2018 8:29 AM EST

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...

Storm cleanup: Florida officials resign amid resources probe

Dec. 11, 2018 3:29 PM EST

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...

Officials in Florida want Hurricane Michael tent camp closed

Dec. 11, 2018 8:48 AM EST

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....

1st responders marry on slab of home destroyed by storm

Dec. 3, 2018 3:31 PM EST

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...

'One day at a time' for schools recovering from hurricane

Nov. 30, 2018 3:32 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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. Students displaced from heavily damaged Bay County...

Authorities: Hurricane Michael killed at least 43 in Florida

Nov. 26, 2018 3:39 PM EST

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...

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

Nov. 26, 2018 1:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters rose about 15 inches (40 centimeters) into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three...

A tough hurricane recovery job: Making kids feel safe again

Nov. 25, 2018 3:11 PM EST

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 trees and shattered buildings. "It's broken. It's broken, Mommy, fix it," she recalls her little boy Amari begging. Harris, who lives with her boyfriend, two...