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Offbeat Striking photos and video from Hurricane Michael's path of destruction

17:25  11 october  2018
17:25  11 october  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Tropical Storm Michael could bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

  Tropical Storm Michael could bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast Forecasters said the tropical storm could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday . The storm could bring rainfall totals of 3 to 7 inches over western Cuba and 2 to 4 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize through Tuesday. The hurricane center said the storm could produce rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across the Florida Keys through Monday. Gov. Rick Scott announced Sunday that he planned to declare a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend.

The hurricane Michael , that made its landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a © afp / brendan smialowski. Photos and videos show homes in the town of some 2,000 residents shredded to pieces. The storm continued on its destructive path , bringing heavy rains and tearing down trees.

Hurricane Michael is slowly moving toward the U.S. coast. Current forecasts predict that it might be a Category 3 by the time it makes landfall, possibly in Florida. Read on to see maps and trackers of Hurricane Michael ’ s path , along with the storm’s projected path for the coming days.

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Hurricane Michael forces Florida couple to marry at airport

  Hurricane Michael forces Florida couple to marry at airport The spontaneous situation reminded them why they got together in the first place – a love of adventure. “This just fits,” Lorri told News 4. “Flee a hurricane, come get married in the atrium in Jacksonville at the airport.”FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS“I’m ecstatic because I’m now married to the man I love so deeply and he’s my best friend,” the bride added.After their 10-day Italian honeymoon, the newlyweds plan to host a reception with family and friends. They’re hopeful that Hurricane Michael will have spared their home, too.

Tens of thousands flee storm which has already killed at least 13 with Michael set to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday.

The day after Hurricane Michael hit Florida’s Panhandle, it weakened to a tropical storm but not before killing two people and leaving a trail of disaster.

Thursday, the sun rose on demolished buildings, washed-out roads and downed trees. The sun was the only light in many areas, as power outages were widespread across Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

As the eye of Michael moved across eastern Georgia into Central South Carolina, emergency groups and Florida residents that stayed behind began assessing damage.

The storm made history as the third strongest to hit the United States mainland in recorded history after making landfall Wednesday as a Category 4.

More: Hurricane Michael is so bad that Waffle House has closed 30 restaurants

Here are some images and videos from the hurricane's path:

Boats with bent frames sink into rubble at the Panama City marina. On shore, high-rise buildings are stripped of siding and walls, exposing tossled furniture inside.

Cleanup crews used construction equipment to scoop debris left by Hurricane Michael off of the causeway between Apalachicola and Eastpoint in Florida.

Power lines tangled with down trees block Florida roadways.

Drone video of Panama City shows buildings ripped apart and power lines down. Cinderblock and brick walls were demolished on the west side of the city, and the east reportedly sustained even more damage.

Satellite images captured the now tropical storm up the East Coast as of 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

More photos:

An uprooted tree in Panama City, Florida.

a house that has a bridge over a river: An uprooted tree is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida, on October 10.© BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP/Getty Images An uprooted tree is seen after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida, on October 10.

A busted McDonald's sign thrown to the ground.

a yellow boat sitting in the grass: A McDonald's sign is seen laying on the ground after it was knocked down by hurricane Michael as it passed through the area on October 10 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.© Joe Raedle, Getty Images A McDonald's sign is seen laying on the ground after it was knocked down by hurricane Michael as it passed through the area on October 10 in Panama City, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.

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a boat is docked next to a body of water: Damaged boats and a truck are seen in a marina after Hurricane Michael October 10 in Panama City, Florida.© Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images Damaged boats and a truck are seen in a marina after Hurricane Michael October 10 in Panama City, Florida.

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Steve Kiggins contributed to this report. Follow Ashley May on Twitter: @AshleyMayTweets

Hurricane Michael forces Florida couple to marry at airport .
The spontaneous situation reminded them why they got together in the first place – a love of adventure. “This just fits,” Lorri told News 4. “Flee a hurricane, come get married in the atrium in Jacksonville at the airport.”FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS“I’m ecstatic because I’m now married to the man I love so deeply and he’s my best friend,” the bride added.After their 10-day Italian honeymoon, the newlyweds plan to host a reception with family and friends. They’re hopeful that Hurricane Michael will have spared their home, too.

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