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Source: Fox News

Hurricane Michael pummeled emergency operations center where town officials rode out storm

Today 08:06 GMT

When Hurricane Michael was bearing down on the Florida Gulf Coast, local officials in this small town (population 21,000) decided to bring their families to the building housing the police station to ride out the storm.

Incredibly, he said, not a single person who took refuge inside the structure, which was functioning as an emergency operations center during the storm, was injured.

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Source: Washington Post

A week after Hurricane Michael, rural residents feel stranded

Friday 20:02 GMT

In the week after the catastrophic Hurricane Michael, residents have watched supply trucks and federal emergency officials come through the rural town of Alford, population 400.

Lillian Chance couldn’t leave her street for days until a neighbor chopped away the fallen trees that blocked her pothole-filled path. She was unable to get inside her trailer until an old friend sliced off branches of the cedar that had collapsed on it.

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Source: Common Domain

Signal Search: Cellphone Service After Major Hurricanes

Friday 08:06 GMT

That is a slower recovery than many recent major storms other than Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year and left many residents without cellphone service for months.

Mr. Gysi didn’t regain service until Tuesday night and exchanged tweets with the carrier’s chief executive, Hans Vestberg, about his lack of cellphone service. “Just being able to constantly chat with someone past curfew at 7 p.m. was nice,” Mr. Gysi said of the restored service.

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Source: The Week

Where Halloween went wrong

Friday 08:05 GMT

This decision to ignore some or all of the series' prior events was also made during the production of Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), and Halloween (2007), typically because there was no possible way to clean up after the mess the previous movie left behind.

With this new critically acclaimed Halloween all but guaranteed to launch a new line of sequels, it's worth reflecting back on what, exactly, went wrong in the past so that these pitfalls can be avoided going forward.

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Source: The Guradian

The motel torn apart by Hurricane Michael – where dozens still live

Thursday 16:22 GMT

Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.

Vicki and her husband Wes Allen are stuck at the 135-room motel with their three children, including 17-year-old Allison Allen, who is seven months pregnant.

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Source: CBS News

Armed looters targeting homes and businesses in county ravaged by Hurricane Michael

Thursday 14:31 GMT

Deputies in Bay County, Florida, who are working in Hurricane Michael's shattering aftermath, have arrested about 10 suspected looters each night since the storm made landfall a week ago, according to authorities.

Jimmy Stanford told the News Herald in an article published Tuesday that the looters have targeted businesses and homes.

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Source: Global News

A week after Hurricane Michael more than a 1,000 people still missing

Thursday 13:35 GMT

More than a thousand people were still missing on Wednesday a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities across the Florida Panhandle, killing at least 27.

Before-and-after photos show how Hurricane Michael laid waste to a Florida beach community. Most of those missing are from Panama City and many are elderly, disabled, impoverished, or live alone, Marchetti said. Teams made up of hundreds of volunteers with the Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue organization were searching for more than1,135 people in Florida who lost contact with friends and family, Matthew Marchetti, co-founder of Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue.

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Source: The Guradian

Hurricane Michael offers Scott and Gillum political opportunity amid ruins

Thursday 12:41 GMT

Rick Scott, the Republican governor who is seeking to unseat long-serving Democrat Bill Nelson from the US Senate, has been directing Florida’s response to the hurricane that killed at least 21 people and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes.

Hurricane Michael’s ill winds could be about to blow some good for two big names seeking high office in next month’s midterms, even as the slow recovery from the 155mph monster storm that tore apart areas of the Florida Panhandle one week ago continues to keep them from the campaign trail.

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Source: Huffington Post

Many Floridians Still Lack Cell Service After Hurricane Michael

Thursday 10:52 GMT

The Federal Communications Commission head said he plans to investigate the “completely unacceptable” failure of wireless providers to fully restore service after Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle. “The slow progress in restoring wireless service in areas close to where the hurricane made landfall is completely unacceptable,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement Tuesday.

“I’m staying out here to try to keep away looters, to try to save what I can save,” Bernard Sutton, a 64-year-old cancer patient currently living out of a tent and broken-down minivan, told Reuters.

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Source: Washington Post

Houses intact after Hurricane Michael were often saved by low-cost reinforcements

Friday 01:31 GMT

In many cases, they were saved by additional strategically placed nails, some small metal connectors and window shutters that created a sealed package — low-cost reinforcements that determined whose home survived and whose was destroyed by the power of Hurricane Michael.

In tiny Greensboro, Fla., many houses suffered, and the power is still out six days after Michael made landfall 80 miles away.


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