Hurricane Michael hit Florida’s panhandle Wednesday afternoon and began pushing farther into the U.S., leaving buildings in shambles and homes under water.
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration following Michael’s impact to free up more federal resources for damaged Florida communities.
The following videos show Mexico Beach, Florida – near where Hurricane Michael first made landfall. Experts expected the city to receive nine feet to 13 feet of storm surge from Michael. Water can be seen nearly level with the roofs of houses and other buildings. Islands of debris are floating through submerged parts of the city.