Latest Hurricane Michael News

Florida county to shutter schools due to Hurricane Michael

Feb. 6, 2019 11:01 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county suffering a population drop after being hit hard by Hurricane Michael has voted in favor of temporarily closing three elementary schools. The Panama City News Herald reports that the Bay County School Board voted Tuesday to close the schools due to hurricane damage...

Florida expects extra money for Hurricane Michael recovery

Jan. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Florida will get potentially hundreds of million dollars for Hurricane Michael recovery after President Donald Trump agreed to expand the number of days the federal government will reimburse state and local governments for cleanup efforts, the state's governor announced Thursday. The...

Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle

Jan. 20, 2019 3:32 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in the Florida Panhandle....

911 calls record chaos as Hurricane Michael hit Florida

Dec. 30, 2018 1:34 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A flood of 911 calls hit emergency operators in Florida's Panhandle as Hurricane Michael roared ashore. The operators could only listen and take note of each caller's address, because no first responders could be sent out into the storm's fierce winds and catastrophic flooding. The...