A year after Florida’s panhandle was struck by Hurricane Michael, the devastating damage it brought to heavily visited beach communities is still obvious.
The storm was considered a category four when it made landfall October tenth in Mexico Beach.
It was later determined to actually be a category five — making it the only hurricane that strong to ever hit the area.
The storm caused severe flooding along its entire path.
It killed 16 people: seven in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia.
The total damage bill from Michael is estimated at $25-billion.