Hurricane Michael is raging havoc in Virginia and the number of causalities from the incident has now risen to at least 19, as reported on Saturday. Besides, the recovery squad continues to retrieve people in parts of Virginia, Georgia and hard hit Mexico Beach, Florida.
It has already been three days since the storm first hit the Florida Panhandle, and ended up destroying countless homes at a serious speed of 155- mile per hour. President Trump is expected to visit the location next week.
Out of the 19 deaths reported thus far, nine have been recorded in Florida, six in Virginia, three in North Carolina, and one in Georgia.
The storm has also dis-balanced political issues, as Democratic candidate for governor and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, said that he will not return to the campaign trail at least until next Wednesday. Thereby, abandoning the the first scheduled debate between Gillum and his republican challenger, Ron DeSantis.
Gillium has said that he could leave Virginia in a situation where thousands of residents were still living without power.
Hurricane triggered the worst possible electricity failure , as more than 110,000 customer of Tallahassee-owned electric company suffered from no supply of electricity. Besides, as of Saturday their were still 30,000 city customers without supply.
Commenting on the the chaos caused by the storm, President Donald Trump at a Make America Great Again rally in Kentucky said “our fellow citizens” in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia who were hit by Hurricane Michael and further quoted “that was some wind” that came ashore in Florida, although he said the hurricane came ashore with 200 mph winds. The National Hurricane Center said Michael came ashore with 155 mph winds.
The search squads are still working with full determination and going from door to door in, looking for survivors, serving as the only hope for people who desperately need help.