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Source: Common Domain

Air Force Surveys Damage at Florida Base After Hurricane Michael

Today 13:36 GMT

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.—The Air Force was still assessing catastrophic damage at this Gulf Coast base five days after Hurricane Michael, and military officials said normal operations wouldn’t resume soon.

“It’s going to take time to recover,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said at a news briefing Sunday on the base, standing against a backdrop of mangled trees. Hurricane Michael, which struck the coast Wednesday with 155-mile-an-hour winds and a powerful ocean surge, was responsible for at least 18 deaths in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, and the toll is likely to climb.

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Source: CBS News

Trump says climate change not a "hoax" but questions if it's "manmade"

Today 10:51 GMT

President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again." In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night, Mr. Trump said he doesn't want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

Mr. Trump called climate change a hoax in November 2012 when he sent a tweet stating, "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

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Source: Global News

Trump admits climate change isn’t a hoax, is unsure of its source

Monday 23:41 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.”

Trump calls out Canadians travelling to U.S. for health care at Kentucky rally. In an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

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Source: Fox News

Hurricane Michael's death toll may rise, as rescuers comb through rubble

Monday 03:19 GMT

As search and rescue efforts intensify on Sunday in the beachside communities that Hurricane Michael turned into a debris-filled wasteland, authorities believe it’s a matter of time until the death toll will rise.

Far, the death toll stands at 18 people after Michael roared ashore Wednesday in Mexico Beach as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds and destructive storm surge. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday that the damage caused by the storm is "indescribable and unprecedented," and that about 1,700 search-and-rescue personnel have checked 25,000 homes.

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Source: ABC News

Hurricane Michael survivor: 'It's going to be forever before we get back to normal'

Monday 13:37 GMT

His home damaged and his spirit crushed by Hurricane Michael, Kenny Day broke down in tears as he stood outside a Pensacola, Florida, motel and contemplated his future amid the sprawling devastation.

"I'm originally from Indiana and a couple of times I thought [that] while I've got a little money in my pocket I might as well head home to Indiana because it's going to be forever before we get back to normal."

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Source: Washington Post

In a southwest Georgia city, another devastating attack from Mother Nature

Monday 13:37 GMT

Like numerous inland towns along Florida’s Panhandle, this part of southwest Georgia took a beating after Michael obliterated Mexico Beach and caused massive destruction at Tyndall Air Force Base and in Panama City at the coast.

The storm’s powerful eyewall swept north-northeast — still as a Category 3 storm, with winds up to 115 mph — delivering another dose of hardship to one of the poorest swaths of Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

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Source: The Guradian

Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Search and rescue teams found a body on Friday in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, as authorities said there was little doubt the toll would rise further.

The true tally of lives lost across the south was unclear as reports varied, but on Friday night the official toll stood at 14, including the victim found in the rubble of Mexico Beach. Miami fire chief Joseph Zahralban, leader of a search-and-rescue unit in the 1,000-strong community, said: “We have one confirmed deceased and are working to determine if there are others.”

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Source: CBS News

"It was life or death": Mexico Beach residents describe facing Hurricane Michael

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Hurricane Michael was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever make landfall in the U.S., and this Gulf Coast community of about 1,000 people was in its bullseye Wednesday.

He said it took all of his strength to hold his sliding door shut as the waters outside the glass rose higher than those flooding the house.

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Source: CBS News

Climate change provided high octane fuel for Hurricane Michael

Sunday 16:20 GMT

According to Colorado State University hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach, Hurricane Michael is the strongest storm on record to make U.S. landfall in October.

A satellite loop of Hurricane Michael shows the storm core becoming better organized and intensifying as it approached the northern Gulf Coast.

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Source: CTV

Searches intensify in Florida after body is found in Hurricane Michael's wake

Sunday 16:20 GMT

Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered.

Contributors in Florida include Associated Press writers Russ Bynum in Mexico Beach, Brendan Farrington in Panama City, Gary Fineout in Tallahassee. In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, a boat sits amidst debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). South Florida urban search and rescue specialist Chris Boyer removes a damaged American flag from a downed pole while checking for for survivors of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

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Source: Global News

Officials find body in Florida town ravaged by Hurricane Michael, death toll likely to rise

Sunday 12:39 GMT

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will rise further.

As U.S. deals with Hurricane Michael, Londoner with Red Cross recounts devastation from Florence. Elsewhere, President Donald Trump announced plans to visit Florida and hard-hit Georgia early next week but didn’t say what day he would arrive.

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Source: Fox News

Hurricane Michael left Tyndall Air Force Base 'devastated,' fighter jets spared thanks to evacuation plan

Saturday 17:15 GMT

But some quick thinking and a scramble to beat the clock before landfall may have saved the government billions of dollars. The Panama City base sustained "severe" damage that "requires extensive cleanup and repairs," Col.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UNLEASHED ‘WIDESPREAD CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE’ AT TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, OFFICIALS SAY. “The flight line is devastated. And when Michael blew ashore, it soon became evident how important Tyndall's preparations had been.


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