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Hurricane Michael Victims (2018)

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At least 26 people have died from the storm

Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, has killed at least 26 people.

Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018, at Mexico Beach on Florida’s panhandle. The hurricane was a strong category 4 storm with winds of 155 miles per hour when it hit land which devastated many beach towns including Mexico Beach and Panama City. Michael was the third most powerful Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States.

The storm was still a hurricane when it entered Southwest Georgia and then became a tropical storm. Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia were greatly impacted as well.

Search crews are currently looking for 30-35 people that are missing in Mexico Beach.

The storm tragically claimed victims in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Among them were Steven Sweet, 44 years old, in Gretna, Florida and an 11 year old girl who died in Georgia when a carport fell on her house.

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There are many ways to help the victims of Hurricane Michael. Be sure to research the validity of charities through sites like Charity Navigator. Below are a few options:

- American Red Cross

- World Hope International

- Global Giving’s Hurricane Michael Relief Fund

- Americares

- Humane Society Naples

More on Hurricane Michael

- Tallahassee Democrat

- Penascola News Journal