Some areas in the US are extremely vulnerable to hurricanes. According to the NOAA, hurricanes “in the Atlantic basin strike the US mainland just less than twice a year on average.” Many cities in Florida are at higher risk.
Leaving a trail of devastation and a rising death toll across the southern coast of US, hurricane Michael has created a fertile ground for armed looters who, despite police efforts, continue to ransack homes and businesses.
Hurricane Michael has wreaked havoc at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, and wiping out the flight line and marina. It’s still unknown how long repairs will take.