Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Michael's catastrophic destruction in Florida
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Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, before touching down near Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday morning. The storm has since moved on to Georgia, and is expected to head northeast through the Carolinas and Virginia.
Officials report that two people have died as a result of Hurricane Michael, while hundreds of thousands have been left without power.
Though the hurricane has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has already wreaked havoc in many Florida Panhandle neighborhoods.
Since the storm hit, residents of Panama City have seen their homes collapse, their roads flooded, and their storefront windows shattered. Officials say that four Florida hospitals have closed due to the storm, including two in Panama City, which have been forced to evacuate patients.
Take a look at the destruction captured by these before-and-after photos.
Before: Bo Lynn's Grocery in Saint Marks, Florida
After: The market is submerged in water
Before: The Cooter Stew Cafe in Saint Marks
After: The cafe begins to take on water
Before: The intersection of Howard Street and Tallahassee Avenue on a sunny day in Saint Marks
After: 11-year-old resident Jayden Morgan evacuates his home due to flooding
Before: A pier in Panama City, Florida
After: The pier endures the outer bands of the hurricane
Before: Downtown Panama City
After: Residents walk past damaged stores
Before: Harrison Ave in Panama City
After: The street is lined with rubble
Before: The Shell Point Beach community in Crawfordville, Florida
After: The community is ravaged by floods and fallen trees
Before: An empty Shell Point Beach hours before the storm
After: Heavy winds strike the town's beachfront properties
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