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  • CNBC traveled to central Florida to watch those dynamics in actions at The Villages, a retirement community about an hour northwest of Orlando. With more than 120,000 residents, it's massive enough to be its own census-designated place.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday called for wireless carriers to waive October bills for people hardest hit by Hurricane Michael after some Florida residents expressed frustration in getting mobile phone service restored. At least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael, which crashed into...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday called for wireless carriers to waive October bills for people hardest hit by Hurricane Michael after some Florida residents expressed frustration in getting mobile phone service restored. At least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael, which crashed into...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday called for wireless carriers to waive bills for October and allow consumers to switch carriers without penalties after some residents in Florida have expressed frustration getting service restored following Hurricane Michael. Pai said that the progress in restoring...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 13- Search and rescue volunteers have located hundreds of people reported missing in the U.S. Crews heard cries for help and crowbarred into a mobile home crumpled by the storm in Panama City, freeing a mother and daughter, both diabetics who had been trapped in a closet without insulin for two days and were on the verge of diabetic shock,...

  • Oct 12- Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane Michael, providing a boost to authorities hit by electricity and communications outages. That organization, set up in response to deadly flooding that swept the Gulf Coast of Texas after...

  • Rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. 

    Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael, amid expectations the death toll of 12 from the powerful storm will climb.

  • Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour winds, pushing a wall of seawater inland. It was so scary youd poo yourself, said retiree Tom Garcia, 60, who was trapped inside his Mexico Beach home as water poured in to waist height. Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in hard-hit...

  • Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour winds, pushing a wall of seawater inland. Linda Burton returned to Parker, a town of about 4,300 northwest of Mexico Beach, from a storm haven in Alabama to find her motorhome had been destroyed by falling trees. Video shot by CNN from a...

  • Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour winds, pushing a wall of seawater inland. Michael killed at least two people- a man who died when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl who died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, officials and local media said.

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 11- Florida's Panhandle took stock on Thursday of the hammering destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, with homes obliterated or reduced to rubble and power lines and trees ripped up by the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland. Michael, now weakened to a tropical storm as it doused Georgia and the Carolinas with...

  • A man was killed when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, officials said and local media reported. The Category 4 hurricane was the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia. More than 700,000 homes and businesses were without power...

  • A man was killed when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, local media reported and officials said. The Category 4 storm was the fiercest hurricane to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore as a on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia. More than 700,000 homes and businesses were...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 11- Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the Florida's Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, towering surf and torrential rains. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, roared into the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with tree-snapping winds, towering waves and torrential rains. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, roared into the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with tree-snapping winds and towering waves. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by surprise, made...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, roared into the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with tree-snapping winds and towering waves that flooded whole beach towns. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of...