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A ferocious and historic Hurricane Michael reached the Carolinas after tearing through Florida and Georgia, demolishing homes, submerging entire neighborhoods and killing at least two people, including an 11-year-old girl.
It is the third-most-powerful storm on record to hit the U.S., and the worst in nearly 50 years, since Hurricane Camille in 1969.
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Michael, which is also the first Category 4 to ever make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, "the worst storm" that area has ever seen," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday.
Kathy Coy stands among what is left of her home after Hurricane Michael destroyed it on Oct. 11, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. She said she was in the home when it was blown apart and is thankful to be alive.
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The massive storm hit the Panhandle in northwest Florida early Wednesday afternoon, leaving a trail of devastation. It then roared north through southwest Georgia and on Thursday moved into North and South Carolina, states that are still reeling from historic flooding left by Hurricane Florence last month.
"The ragged but raging remains of Hurricane Michael" were in North Carolina on Thursday morning, the state's governor, Roy Cooper, said.
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People look on at a damaged store after Hurricane Michael passed through on Oct. 10, 2018, in Panama City, Fla.
The Cooter Stew Cafe starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on Oct. 10, 2018, in Saint Marks, FLa.
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ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said the ruins in Mexico Beach were "eerily reminiscent to the scene I saw in Gulfport [Louisiana] in 2005," after Hurricane Katrina.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted he was hearing "stunning" reports of damage, including that "Mexico Beach is gone" and the "damage in Panama City is catastrophic."
Michael weakened to a tropical...
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