Hurricane Michael News

Rescuers Continue to Search Florida Towns Demolished by Hurricane Michael

Dozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already …

FEMA Head ‘Ticked Off’ Over Cycle of Inadequate Storm Preparation, Insurance, Evacuations

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long angrily criticized the failure of citizens to heed evacuation warnings and leaders to better prepare for natural disasters such as Hurricane Michael. “It’s frustrating to us because we repeat this same cycle over …

Insurers, Reinsurers Can Handle Hurricane Michael Losses: Fitch

The property/casualty re/insurance industry should be able to absorb the losses from Hurricane Michael, on top of losses from Hurricane Florence, as capital remains very strong, according to Fitch Ratings. Hurricane Michael will push 2018 closer to a more normal …

Rescuers Search for Survivors as Death Toll from Hurricane Michael Rises

Using heavy equipment to push aside debris and with helicopters circling overhead, rescuers in the Florida Panhandle searched for trapped residents as officials warned on Friday the death toll from HurricaneMichael was likely to rise. At least 12 people were …

Fast, Furious: How Michael Became a 155mph Monster Hurricane

Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns supercharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Florida’s Panhandle. Hurricane Michael was barely a hurricane Tuesday morning, with winds of 90 mph. A little over …

Michael Leaves Path Of Destruction Through Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael’s assault on the Florida Panhandle left nothing more than empty foundations and heaps of rubble in some parts of the small towns it crashed into with near-record force. Communications outages and roads blocked by downed trees, strewn power …

After Battering Florida, Hurricane Michael Heads for Georgia, Carolinas

Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland, headed northeast on Thursday, weakened but still set to soak Georgia and the Carolinas after devastating the Florida Panhandle. A man was killed when a tree toppled …

CoreLogic Estimates Hurricane Michael Losses Could Top $4.5B; Top 10 Insurers Affected

Hurricane Michael’s torrential rain, storm surge, and hurricane-force maximum sustained winds that reached 140 miles per hour Wednesday could result in a historically devastating event for the northeastern Gulf Coast, according to A.M. Best. After making landfall in the Panhandle …

AIR: Hurricane Michael Strongest Storm to Hit Florida Panhandle on Record

Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm hitting Florida Wednesday with wind speeds of more than 150 miles per hour, is not just a major storm for the State of Florida, it is the strongest storm to hit the Florida Panhandle …

Georgia Insurance Chief Says to Prepare for Hurricane Michael; State of Emergency Issued

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a State of Emergency Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Michael, which was expected to slam Florida as a Category 4 storm then travel northeast towards Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday. Deal today issued …