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October 11, 2018

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and search-and-rescue crews struggled to reach the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who defied evacuation orders. At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in over 50 years. Though weakened into a tropical storm, it continued to bring heavy rain and blustery winds to the Southeast as it pushed inland.

Here are the stories The Associated Press is planning. All times EDT:

THURSDAY, OCT. 11:

TROPICAL WEATHER — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and search-and-rescue crews struggled to reach the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who defied evacuation orders. SENT: 1100 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — Will be updated throughout the day.

TROPICAL WEATHER-DEVASTATED TOWN — The small beachfront community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of old Florida. Now it lies in splinters. After bearing the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s 155-mph winds, homes were ripped off their blocks and boats were tossed like toys. Now, rescuers are struggling to get into the town to search for the hundreds of people believed to have stayed behind. 900 words, photos, video by 4 p.m.

TROPICAL WEATHER-STORIES FROM THE STORM — Snapshots of people dealing with the storm. UPCOMING: 750 words by 7 p.m., photos, video.

TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING — A chunky text look at Hurricane Michael. SENT: 800 words, photos, video, will be updated.

PHOTOS:

Photo coverage from Florida Panhandle. Additional photos expected.

VIDEO:

Broadcast and online edits available from Florida Panhandle. Additional video expected.

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