Emergency responders searched for survivors Friday and Saturday in areas devastated by Hurricane Michael, especially the Florida Panhandle, where storm surges were as high as 14 feet. "It's like a bomb went off. It's like a war zone," said Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) while visiting Mexico Beach, Florida, on Friday. "I didn't recognize nothing," said resident Tiffany Marie Plushnik when she returned to her home nearby. "Everything's gone. I didn't even know our road was our road." At least 17 people were killed in the storm, and an estimated 2 million customers lost power in five states. Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Michael was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly five decades.
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