20 Pics of Hurricane Michael Devastations That Shocked the World

Authorities are now saying at least 18 deaths have been caused by Hurricane Michael across four states. Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10 as a powerful Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 mph.

One of the hardest-hit towns was Florida’s Mexico Beach, southeast of Panama City, where entire neighborhoods appear to have been erased by the ferocious winds—the debris of the structures scattered far inland among boats and shattered trees.

Below, recent photographs from Mexico Beach, Panama City, and neighboring towns, as the full extent of the damage wrought by Michael becomes clearer.

Check them out for more information and start to see our world through photos!

© Mark Wallheiser

Homes and businesses along US 98 are left in ruins by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Brendan Smialowski

A forest of broken trees in Panama City, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Jonathan Bachman

A preserved F-15A Eagle, overturned by Hurricane Michael, in Callaway, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Mark Wallheiser

Wreckage of homes and businesses along US 98 in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

The destroyed marina in Port Saint Joe, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Glenn Fawcett

Boats inside a destroyed building are seen during a post-Hurricane Michael flight by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter near Panama City, Florida, on October 11, 2018.

© Mark Wallheiser

Wreckage of homes and businesses, strewn in the woods along US 98 in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© Joe Raedle

Damaged homes in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© David Goldman

A member of a Tennessee urban search and rescue team works a debris pile with a dog in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© Dronebase

An aerial photo shows damaged and destroyed homes after Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast in Mexico Beach, on October 12, 2018.

© mpi34

An aerial image of a hard-hit beachside neighborhood in Mexico Beach, a day after Hurricane Michael, on October 11, 2018. To see what the neighborhood looked like pre-hurricane, view a Google Maps satellite image from 2012.

© Hector Retamal

Members of City Miami Fire Rescue look for victims in a damaged building in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Two men look at a road destroyed during Hurricane Michael near Eastpoint, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Jonathan Bachman

People inspect a Waffle House damaged by Hurricane Michael in Callaway, Florida, on October 11, 2018.

© Gerald Herbert

Downed trees are seen from the air on Tyndall Air Force Base, near Mexico Beach, on October 12, 2018.

© Gerald Herbert

A ship lies capsized in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Jonathan Bachman

A storm-damaged marina in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© David Goldman

South Florida urban search and rescue specialist Chris Boyer removes a damaged American flag from a downed pole while checking for survivors in Mexico Beach on October 12, 2018.

© Mark Wallheiser

Power crews work to restore power on US 98 outside Carrabelle, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

© Jonathan Bachman

A mother and her son walk down a street damaged by Hurricane Michael in Callaway, Florida, on October 11, 2018.

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