‘It’s Gone. It’s Gone’: Hurricane Michael Effectively Flattened This Florida City
by Chris White
Mexico City, Florida absorbed most of the initial blast from Hurricane Michael, and now the small town is essentially leveled to the ground.
“It’s gone. It’s gone,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said Thursday while flying over the city. “It’s obliterated and it’s awful. It’s awful to look at,” she added.
Federal officials say Mexico City took the bulk of the initial hit. It’s too early to tell if the city’s inhabitants heeded the evacuation warnings.
“Mexico Beach took the brunt,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Thursday. “That’s probably ground zero.”
Incredible reporting from @BrookeBCNN who is in a helicopter en route to Mexico Beach, Florida. She'll be one of the first on the ground to tell us what happened there in the wake of #HurricaneMichael @CNN pic.twitter.com/jWIQNrZxEY
— Poppy Harlow (@PoppyHarlowCNN) October 11, 2018
Roughly 359,000 accounts are without power in Florida after Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon, public utilities in the state noted Wednesday night. That number balloons to more than half-a-million once numbers from Georgia are factored in.
Michael, which struck as a Category 4 before weakening over land, also killed a man in Florida and a girl in Georgia., but the numbers will likely increase once officials navigate through the debris.
It is expected to drop 7 inches of rain from eastern Georgia to the southern mid-Atlantic, and up to nine inches of rain in parts of North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said.
Michael sustained wind gusts of 155 mph upon arrival before weakening. It is also threatening to create a massive storm surge — up to 12 feet in parts of northwestern Florida.
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Alan-you state Kavanaugh is a rapist, a drunk. Where is the proof? ALL of the “witnesses” to the alleged violation of Ms. Blasley-Ford have ALL denied being at ANY such party. ALL of them Alan, every last person Blasley-Ford named stated they knew of no such party and certainly were not there.
The rape specialist who asked Ms. Ford the questions at the hearing, who, by the way is an established and highly credited individual in her field came to this final analysis: “It is more than a he said she said. Ms. Blasley Ford has made many statements uncommon to a rape victim or attempted rape victim which contradicts her previous statements and testimony at the same setting.”
In other words-she made some of it up. Not knowing where it took place, not knowing the year, changing the names of supposed witnesses, how many where there, etc etc. ALL she could remember was she had one beer.
Her attorney’s REFUSED to turn over her notes with her therapist. Ms. Blasley Ford also taught people how to “BEAT A POLYGRAPH TEST.” There were only 2 questions asked of Ms. Ford on her polygraph and Mr. Kavanaugh’s name was never mentioned in the questioning of the polygraph.
There has NEVER been ANY accusations of any wrong doing against Kavanaugh prior to this. 103 women came forward in defense of Kavanaugh and said he has/had never been anything but a gentleman in their dealings with him as their boss, classmates and friend. he has an impecable (spelling, sorry) reputation which was second to none.
With absolutely no proof, not even a shred of evidence to back up her accusation individuals like yourself condemn Mr. Kavanaugh simply because he is a President Trump pick.
The worse part of it all-you assume he is guilty regardless. Your hate for President Trump is so bizarre you ill believe anything the Democrat Party states or makes up.
I was a strong member of the Democrat Party in Illinois for 46 years. I finally woke up in 1999 when I was told by State Senator (s) (Democrat) of Illinois that it was my job to help make sure our constituents understand that the State and Federal Government would take care of EVERYTHING the average person needed to live. MAKE THEM NEEDY was remark by Senator (s). It made no difference what I was to tell them. “Lie Tony, simply lie. IF the Republican Party ever get a strong hold at both the State and Federal level, the Democrat Party is doomed.”
So, I would strongly advise you to “cool off” and really study where we are at now versus 2 years ago. No comparison.
Do I like President trump’s arrogance, ego and pompous ass attitude sometimes? No, really do not. But I judge a person’s results, not his/her personality.