Panama City, some 20 miles (32km) from Mexico Beach, has borne the brunt of the storm, as it downed trees, knocked power lines, tore off roofs, and splintered homes, some of which have collapsed.
Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the USA mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains.
Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the USA mainland, behind the unnamed Labor Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. "I didn't expect all this", he said.
Multiple airports were closed on Wednesday, including Tallahassee International Airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, Pensacola International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.
A auto is seen caught in floodwaters in Panama City, Fla.
An estimated 375,000 people in more than 20 counties were ordered or advised to evacuate.
Half a million people were advised to evacuate, but officials said Wednesday morning that it was too late to flee and residents who haven't already left should hunker down.
After being battered for almost three hours by strong winds and heavy rains, roads in Panama City were virtually impassable and trees, satellite dishes and traffic lights lay in the streets.
Surges of as high as 14 feet are expected around where Michael made landfall near Apalachicola, Florida.
Emergency Management Agency director Travis Brooks told WGXA-TV that a child in Seminole County, Ga., died as a result of the storm.
A state of emergency has been declared in several dozen counties along Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend regions. "This happened so quickly", he said.
A total of 453 flights had been cancelled on Wednesday across the country, with many occurring in the Florida area.
President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for Florida, freeing up federal funds for relief operations and providing the assistance of FEMA, which has more than 3,000 people on the ground.
General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command, said some Florida residents may have been surprised by the rapid growth of the storm. The Carolinas are still reeling from severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence less than a month ago.
Scientists say global warming is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather, such as storms, droughts, floods and fires. More than 40,000 people lost power across the state. A pine tree punched a hole in their roof and his ears even popped when the barometric pressure went lower.
Panama City looked like a war zone after being battered for almost three hours by strong winds and heavy rains. The hospital said it is running off of generators and patients have been moved to safe areas of the facility.
The move particularly affects high-growth tech companies which have been a source of huge returns in recent months. She said they also fear that company profit margins will be squeezed by rising costs, including the price of oil.
Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, offered to buy Kenmore and certain other assets earlier this year. Sears and Kmart had 89,000 employees as of February 3 of this year, according to a company filing.
The UAE, meanwhile, is now the strongest in the Middle East, jumping from 62nd place in 2006 to 21st in the 2018 index. "The total score for each passport is equal to the number of destinations for which no visa is required".
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It hit a four-year high of $86.74 last week. "Iran has been off-and-on taking rupee payments for oil it sells". Singh said International Olympic Committee is importing the "usual" monthly volumes of oil from Iran.
Tostenson noted that most commercial kitchens use natural gas, and 58 per cent of the fuel is used in food preparation. The company will update its customers as soon as it is in a position to offer something new, said Stout.
The report said that aggregate growth in the emerging market and developing economy group stabilised in the first half of 2018. Further threats to global economy include "unsettled" politics and the escalating trade tensions between the USA and China.
The latest track shows a weakening Michael moving either directly through, or at least near central Georgia as a tropical storm . The forecast indicates Michael may be a Category 3 hurricane - with winds from 111 to 129 miles per hour - when it strikes.
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