Floridians are just beginning to assess the damage left by Hurricane Michael and preparing for a difficult period of recovery.
CNN Thursday morning broadcast some devastating footage from Mexico Beach, near where Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday. "It's gone," reporter Brooke Baldwin somberly noted while looking at the destruction and flattened homes across the city. "I've never seen anything like this."
On Thursday morning, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum told CNN that based on these images, "this is going to be a long recovery process." Michael was the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. Brendan Morrow