WHAT'S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

Hurricane Michael takes aim at 300-mile Gulf Coast target

Virginia authorities are providing more details about the death of a firefighter who was responding to a crash north of Richmond as Michael lashed the state.

The department said that the fire engine had its lights and other emergency equipment activated, but roads were slick and the storm conditions were heavy. 5 confirmed Michael-related fatalities. Cuban authorities said they evacuated about 400 people from low-lying areas. The truck driver had to be extricated and also suffered serious injuries.

"Michael is expected to become a major hurricane later today, and remain a risky major hurricane through landfall".

Sweet was killed in Gadsden County, Florida, near the state border with Georgia, when a tree fell into his home.

- Damage estimates: Boston-based Karen Clark & Company, an insurance company that produces models for catastrophes, is estimating Hurricane Michael caused about $8 billion in insured losses.

Mr Nelson told Florida residents: "As I was in the panhandle in Panama City and Tallahassee yesterday".

Search teams continued to pick their way through the ruins of Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town of about 1,000 people that was almost wiped off the map when Michael blew ashore there on Wednesday with devastating 155 miles per hour (249 kph) winds.

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As thousands of National Guard troops, law enforcement officers and medical teams fanned out, the governor pleaded with people in the devastated areas to stay away for now because of hazards that included fallen trees and power lines.

"People have no idea how hard Hurricane Michael has hit the great state of Georgia", Trump tweeted.

And, impressively, Michael's top sustained winds are growing again, to near 65 miles per hour (100 kph) at 5 a.m., with forecasters saying it will grow stronger still.

Tropical Storm Sergio weakened into a tropical depression Friday after soaking the Baja California Peninsula, crossing the Gulf of California and then continuing to lose punch over mainland Mexico.

Forecasters said rainfall could reach up to a foot (30 centimeters), and the life-threatening storm surge could swell to 14 feet (4 meters). Others include Jonathan Drew in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Seth Borenstein in Kensington, Maryland.

"Meanwhile, the Coast Guard said it rescued at least 27 people, mostly from homes damaged along the Florida coastline, and searched for more victims". Add Hurricane Michael as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricane Michael news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Kemp said the bill totalled over $800 when she and her family fled Hurricane Irma's uncertain path a year ago.

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One of those deaths would be a man killed by a falling tree.

In Georgia, an 11-year-old girl, Sarah Radney, was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into her family's trailer in Lake Seminole and struck her in the head, local officials said. A driver in North Carolina was killed when a tree fell on his vehicle.

The timing of Tropical Storm Michael's threat for North Carolina and southern Virginia is that the storm will continue tracking through those states tonight, moving closer to the Atlantic Friday morning.

Michael is expected to dump up to 7 inches of rain in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, the NHC said.

It is now forecasted that at least 14 storms would hit the United States in this hurricane season, which is up by three from the last forecast.

The storm, which came ashore as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, tore entire neighborhoods apart, reducing homes and businesses to piles of wood and siding, damaging roads and leaving scenes of devastation that resembled the aftermath of a carpet-bombing operation.

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