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Power, phone outages hamper hurricane recovery one week after storm

Nearly 155,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the US Southeast, with residents of battered coastal towns forced to cook on fires and barbecue grills.

More than a thousand remain missing a week after Hurricane Michael

About 35,000 Floridians have called Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking help since and the agency has already approved US$1 million in assistance for people in those 12 counties.

30 killed by Hurricane Michael, according to estimates

Hurricane Michael left scenes of destruction in its wake in Florida, and authorities fear the death toll could still increase as the search operation continues in the most heavily damaged areas.

Trump sees Michael’s wrath, rescuers search for bodies

Rescue efforts have been hampered by roads choked with downed trees after coastal woodlands and forests were uprooted by the storm.

US Air Force optimistic on hurricane-hit fighter jets

Hurricane Michael made landfall not far from the base on Wednesday, and went on to claim at least 17 lives across four states, with Florida the worst hit.

More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after Michael

Electricity and telephone service were being slowly restored, but it could be weeks before power is restored to the state's most damaged areas.

Death toll from Michael seen rising as Florida towns remain cut...

As of early on Saturday, state officials were reporting that at least 18 have been killed in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Officials expect more dead as rescuers probe Florida hurricane debris

The concern was for people who ignored evacuation orders ahead of the storm and stayed put in communities that were demolished by Michael's ferocity on Wednesday.

Search teams comb debris for victims of deadly Hurricane Michael

Fema says the hurricane is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since record keeping began in 1851.

Hurricane Michael shreds through Florida towns, 7 dead

Much of downtown Port St. Joe, 12 miles (19km) east of Mexico Beach, was flooded after Michael hit with 155 mph winds, snapping boats in two and hurling a large ship onto the shore, residents said.

Michael shuts nearly 40% of US Gulf of Mexico oil output

Crude output lost in the two days of storm shut-ins represents about 9% of the US production of 11.1 million barrels per day.

Florida girds for ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 hurricane

The National Hurricane Center said the storm is now packing maximum wind gusts of 130 mph (210 kilometres).

Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US

At their most fearsome, these low-pressure weather fronts pack more power than the energy released by the atomic bomb that levelled Hiroshima.

Hurricane Michael heads toward Florida Panhandle, 13 deaths in its wake

Hurricane Michael is expected to strengthen to a major Category 3 storm with winds over 100mph (160kmh), making it one of the most powerful storms to hit the Panhandle of Florida in decades.

Florida calls emergency ahead of expected Hurricane Michael

The region is home to a number of military bases including Pensacola Naval Air Station and Eglin Air Force Base.