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Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like 'mother of all bombs'

October 12, 2018 5:04 pm

Hurricane Michael has all but rubbed a Florida beach town off the map after landing like the “mother of all bombs”.

The storm smashed into the state’s north-west coast near the community of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon packing 155mph (250km/h) winds.

Over 1.4m homes had no power in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas on Friday morning.

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One of the most powerful hurricanes in US history, Michael is known to have killed at least 13 people.

Rescuers are still searching for survivors. The storm had moved out to sea off the Virginia coast by early Friday morning.

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