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Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16

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At least 17 people had been killed and more than 1.5 million households affected by power outages as of Friday in the wake of Hurricane Michael, U.S. media reported.

The number of dead was expected to rise, but authorities scrapped plans to set up a temporary morgue, indicating they had yet to see signs of mass casualties from the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental USA in almost 50 years.

The hurricane ranked 4 on the five-category Saffir-Simpson scale when it made landfall on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

"When you have that type of damage it takes some time to get in and actually go through and do the search and rescue", said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

State officials said Mexico Beach was under mandatory evacuation orders but some residents made a decision to stay and try to ride out the storm.

By Friday morning the remnants of Michael had moved into the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, but still could bring up to 13 cm of rain to parts of New England, the National Hurricane Centre said.

Less than two days after arriving on the Florida Panhandle as one of the most powerful hurricanes in US history, a Category 4 monster with 155 miles per hour winds that sheared roofs from houses and buildings and snapped trees and power poles, Michael moved off the East Coast early Friday morning and into the Atlantic Ocean as a post-tropical storm.

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A man outside Tallahassee, Florida, was killed by a falling tree and was the first of "four storm-related fatalities" announced by the Gadsden County Sheriff's office.

"We had houses that were on one side of the street and now they're on the other", he said. Emergency officials said they had completed an initial "hasty search" of the devastation, looking for the living or the dead, and had begun more careful inspections of ruined buildings. "I will hopefully get back Saturday and then I'll know more".

Mexico Beach, a gorgeous beachfront city, now looks like an apocalyptic mess, according to survivors. "We still haven't gotten into the hardest-hit areas", he said.

The other deaths included four in Florida and an 11-year-old girl in Georgia who died when a "carport hit her home in Seminole County", said The Weather Channel. That's why we talk about: Make sure you know how to use generator.

Mexico Beach, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, on Oct 12, 2018.

Tyndall Air Force Base, home to the F-22 stealth fighter, suffered extensive damage, according to aerial photos of the coastal facility. Numerous 600 families who live there had followed orders to pack what they could in a single suitcase as they were evacuated before the storm. The elementary school, the flight line, the marina and the runways were devastated. "I will not recall you and your families until we can guarantee your safety", Colonel Brian Laidlaw said in a statement. A tree caused a water line to break.

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