Disaster planning and response

Joyce Fox, center stands in front of her heavily damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 11, 2018 - 11:20 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Tropical Storm Michael is drenching the Carolinas with heavy rains as it heads toward the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm's top sustained winds have dropped to 50 mph (85 kph). At...
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Joyce Fox, center stands in front of her heavily damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 11, 2018 - 10:53 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times Eastern): 10:50 a.m. South Carolina is getting heavy rains and gusty winds as Tropical Storm Michael speeds through. But officials aren't seeing anything like the damage inflicted by Hurricane Florence last month. Authorities...
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Joyce Fox, center stands in front of her heavily damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 11, 2018 - 10:44 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times Eastern): 10:40 a.m. Gov. Rick Scott says people from Florida's Panhandle to the Big Bend woke up to "unimaginable destruction." He says Hurricane Michael have changed lives forever, and "many families have lost everything."...
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A man inspects the wreckage of vehicles inside a building at the tsunami-ravaged area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Central Sulawesi province on Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and mudslides that killed a large number of people and displaced tens of thousands of others. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 11, 2018 - 7:58 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The rebuilding of an Indonesian city shattered by an earthquake and tsunami will take two years, a disaster official said Thursday, as the search for victims buried in obliterated neighborhoods neared its end. The national disaster agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,...
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Haley Nelson inspects damages to her family properties in the Panama City, Fla., spring field area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its march inland. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 11:11 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 45...
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The St. Marks River overflows into the city of St. Marks, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
October 10, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 5:30 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Michael has lost some power, but it remains a dangerous Category 3 storm as it approaches an area where Florida, Alabama and Georgia meet. Maximum sustained winds of 125 mph...
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Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, speaks during a briefing on Hurricane Michael in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. In the days before Hurricane Michael made landfall, Gillum blanketed the national airwaves, sounding much like the man he wants to replace, Gov. Rick Scott, who constantly urged residents to seek shelter and take the massive storm seriously. (AP Photo/Gary Fineout)
October 10, 2018 - 4:25 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael upended the governor's race in the battleground state of Florida, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm's path. Before Michael made landfall, Gillum seemed to blanket the...
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The St. Marks River overflows into the city of St. Marks, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Michael, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The hurricane center says Michael will be the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
October 10, 2018 - 4:24 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 4:20 p.m. A Red Cross official says it's possible that as many as 320,000 people on Florida's Gulf Coast did not evacuate and are likely riding out the storm. Evacuation orders were sent by state and local officials to...
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A storm chaser climbs into his vehicle during the eye of Hurricane Michael to retrieve equipment after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 10, 2018 - 3:08 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 3:05 p.m. Officials in South Carolina say they are more concerned about tornadoes than flooding from Hurricane Michael. The National Weather Service says tornadoes are possible across the Florida Panhandle, southeast...
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President Donald Trump points towards maps while discussing potential damage from Hurricane Michael with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 10, 2018 - 1:44 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 1:45 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Michael is making landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a catastrophic Category 4 Hurricane, pushing a deadly storm surge and whipping the coast with 155 mph (250 kph)...
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