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One of Hurricane Michael's survivors said his city "looks like an atomic bomb" hit it. Florida's Panhandle is one huge disaster zone after catastrophic winds, heavy rain and devastating storm surge.
Michael was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to make landfall in the U.S. mainland. The storm was being blamed for at least six deaths.
As of mid-afternoon Thursday, more than 687,000 homes and businesses in the Southeast had no electricity. Michael was a tropical storm, hitting North Carolina and South Carolina with heavy downpours and threatening to cause tornadoes.
As of 2 p.m. ET, Michael's core was approximately 25 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina, heading northeast at a rapid 23 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.