One week after Hurricane Michael, Mexico Beach residents to return home

Boats are seen among the rubble along the canals in Mexico Beach

Joanne Garone Behnke called it "torture" awaiting news about whether her 79-year-old aunt who stayed in Mexico Beach had survived. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. How many are missing seems to be anyone's guess.

"They have no phones".

Joe Bush, who says he has loved living in Mexico Beach for 19 years, has chose to move away.

Scott said FEMA had granted all his requests and that he'd spoken with Trump "almost every day".

Mexico Beach and Panama City, two Florida towns, were almost flattened, and that could raise the death toll further.

The death toll from Michael's destructive march from Florida through Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death in Mexico Beach.

MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz said in a press release: "Just as other states have responded to our requests through EMAC to bolster our disaster response and recovery operations in MA, including the response to the September 2018 natural gas pipeline incident in the greater Lawrence area, we are able to support Florida as it deals with the impacts of Hurricane Michael". Repairs were being made to the home, owned by Michael Rollins, who told Trump he rode out the storm.

Trump approved emergency disaster declarations for several states across the south-east in the wake of the hurricane, ordering federal aid to assist with local recovery efforts. He said he watched them "cry out in joy". But the severity of the damage worsened significantly as Trump approached Mexico Beach, a town of about 1,000 people that was almost wiped off the map in a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds last week.

An estimated 30 to 40 people remained unaccounted for in Mexico Beach, according to a city councillor, Rex Putnal. That number had previously been 285, but officials think many left right before the storm hit. More than 1,700 search and rescue personnel have been deployed, according to state officials.

Numerous rescue efforts are now focused on Mexico Beach, where canine teams are combing through mangled structures and piles of rubble looking for survivors.

"There's a lot of work to be done still as far as the rescue and recovery goes", said Ruiz, whose organization still has 433 requests for help from family members looking for loved ones. "Every piece of property, if it isn't, you know, got have something wrong with it, it's leveled".

China meddled in 2016 USA presidential elections, says Donald Trump
That's Washington ". "I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal". "The problem was, I was getting to know the leaders". Stahl's question was simple: "Why did you have to make fun of her?" They wouldn't be able to help me at all.

"We've been trying to rough it at home for the last few days".

'It was kind of a message, yes, ' she said. "It's horrifying not knowing".

"It was a happy ending", Melissa Reinhardt said.

Trump was accompanied by Florida Governor Rick Scott, a fellow Republican who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against an incumbent Democrat in the November 6 congressional elections in which their party is fighting to retain control of Congress.

"I've got a concrete slab left, but it's OK, I'm alive", said Mr Putnal, who said he had been helping survivors and that his home was destroyed.

Some in the affected area were lukewarm about the president's visit.

Later Monday afternoon, Trump and Melania visited a Red Cross center and spoke with state and local officials in Warner Robins, Georgia. The hurricane tore off much of her roof in Panama City, and most of her ceiling collapsed. "I didn't see nobody in panic mode". Vann asked her husband, Joseph, with a dismissive tone.

"If we don't get no help. we'll be living under a bridge somewhere. I just don't know how yet", June told CNN.

"This is our home and we grew up here, they're going to want to get back in here and rebuild".

'But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines. and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today'.

Related News:



Most liked

Why this photo of Museveni and Kim Kardashian is causing a stir
One user tweeted , "it seems to me like Kanye is obsessed with siding with our oppressors". Kanye West made some controversial political statements .

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Almost $1 Billion
Feeling lucky? Then you may want to buy a Mega Millions ticket, as the multi-state lottery game approaches a record jackpot. And there's even more fun with $862 million in combined jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball .

How the Aussie media reacted to the Kiwis win
It started slowly and poorly, but the last 20 minutes of the first half was a cracker. They remained a threat throughout the match but wanted for opportunities.

MJ Akbar resigns amid #MeToo controversy
Will the usual slew of intimidation tactics scare women into silence? "We can't lose this battle". The government has remained silent while Mr Akbar was attending a conference in Nigeria.

Eovaldi, Cora don't care about Bregman's troll tactics
Sale, who was off with his command and his velocity, was expected to remain at the hospital overnight for observation. His illness was announced by the team during Game 2 on Sunday night, which the Red Sox won to even the series.

Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died in consulate
Meanwhile, more leading business figures say they will not attend a major investment conference in Riyadh later this month. The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Jamie Dimon, had been a featured speaker at the conference in Riyadh.

Turkish police leave Saudi consulate in Istanbul after nine hours
Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, said King Salman thanked Erdogan "for welcoming the kingdom's proposal" for forming the working group. Mr Trump has said Saudi Arabia could face "severe punishment" if it was proven it was involved in Khashoggi's disappearance.

Pro-Trump Mob Assaults Protesters in NYC: "Are You Brave Now, F*ggot?!"
So far the NYPD has made three arrests connected to the brawl that erupted a few blocks from the Metropolitan Republican Club. Ahead of the McInnes speech vandals attacked the Metropolitan Republican Club premises.

Endeavor Considers Withdrawing From Saudi Arabia Deal
Mr Trump said to reporters at the White House: "The king firmly denied any knowledge of it". He told CBS: "We're going to get to the bottom of it".

Theresa May says Brexit deal still 'achievable' despite differences
The announcement of a deal had been expected to be announced on Sunday evening, but it later emerged that there was no agreement. DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said "it is probably inevitable that we will end up with a no-deal scenario" over Brexit.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is 60 hours long, has 700 voice actors
This led to the initial 65-hour game time shrinking to 60. "Everyone always loses bits of the game they love". When you factor in all the messing around you do in between missions, Red Dead 2 is going to last you forever.

Princess Eugenie Wore A Low-Backed Wedding Dress For A Special Reason
Princess Eugenie has married her long-term partner, wine merchant and tequila ambassador Jack Brooksbank . The woman of the hour wore a white mini dress and silk pink bike jacket, which cheekily had "Mrs.

Sears files for bankruptcy as the retail apocalypse continues apace
Sears sold many of its most valuable assets, including its massive real estate footprint, to raise the cash it needed to survive. Formed in 1886 by railroad station agent Richard Sears, the company started as a watch business in North Redwood, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Warren's DNA shows she has distant American Indian ancestor
Warren replied that it's time "for women to go to Washington to fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top". On Monday - in a move that makes her presidential ambitions unmistakable - Warren released a test that appears to do just that.

Turkey to search Saudi consulate in missing journalist case
The U.S. supplies Saudi Arabia with tens of billions of dollars worth of arms, and the kingdom is a key U.S. ally in the volatile region.