Hurricane Michael: Death Toll Continues to Rise Amid Searches
October 17, 2018
(BBC) – Areas of the US devastated by Hurricane Michael last week are continuing to count the storm’s cost as the number of confirmed dead rises. At least 27 deaths have been blamed on the hurricane across four US states – a number expected to increase further. A volunteer organisation has said it is trying to find more than 1,100 people believed to be unaccounted for. The storm destroyed buildings and flattened communities as it tore through the Florida panhandle region.