Trump praises Florida gov’s ‘incredible’ hurricane response

Video A damaged hangar at the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida

Video A damaged hangar at the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida

Scott also directed Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to require rescinding for 90 days all policy non-renewals or cancellations that had been issued in the days leading up to Michael to give policyholders more time to find coverage.

The Trumps also toured the damage in Lynn Haven, Florida, and handed out supplies to residents.

She's one of many in the area around Panama City, Florida, whose homes were damaged or destroyed when the powerful hurricane blew ashore on Wednesday. It was announced late on Sunday that he declared a state of emergency in Georgia, freeing up federal resources for the state. He said more than 1,700 rescue workers had been deployed.

According to the News & Record, the city says the downstream areas were inspected and cleaned up where necessary.

On arrival at Eglin Air Force Base near Valparaiso, Trump spoke briefly of the storm's impact on local residents, telling reporters: "You know many of these people, they have no homes".

Also, it was clear from the start the shut-in would be temporary, so there was no time for traders to start worrying about a possible supply shortage in the wake of the hurricane, which has become the third-strongest storm in USA history. But Nelson, who sits on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, said that fears that Tyndall will close are in his opinion "unfounded".

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The hunt for missing people in the aftermath of Michael is turning into a search for the dead Sunday.

Gulf Power officials announced Sunday that they expect to have power restored to 95 percent of those hit by Hurricane Michael by October 24 - or two weeks after the storm hit, leaving a trail of ruins across the region.

Gulf Power, which serves hard-hit areas including Bay County, released a schedule Sunday that showed gradual power restoration expected in its service territory over the next 10 days.

In Panama City, Fire Chief Alex Baird said search-and-rescue teams were now in "recovery mode" after largely giving up hope of finding more survivors.

Mr. Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, singled out the work of first responders and law enforcement.

Rescue efforts have been hampered by blocked roads and huge piles of rubble in many communities such as Mexico Beach, a town of about 1,000 people that took a direct hit from the massive storm that killed at least one person there.

Overall, almost a million people across four states are still without power following the historic storm. Trump last month visited North and SC after they were hit by Hurricane Florence.

Analysts are estimating that Hurricane Michael has caused billions of dollars of damage and will create a substantial loss for insurers, but the industry is expected to cope - once again avoiding the kind of meltdown that Florida saw in the 1990s, after Hurricane Andrew.

The facilities sustained significant roof damage, as well as damage to infrastructure critical for security. His home in the city was badly damaged, with a tree through the roof. No prisoners or staff members were injured during the hurricane. The agency says inmate locations will be updated on its website within 24 hours.

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

The most severe storm surge is predicted to occur from Mexico Beach to Keaton Beach, Florida, which could see as much 13 feet.

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