Storm chaser Josh Morgerman tweeted: "It's hard to convey in words the scale of the catastrophe in Panama City. The whole city looks like a nuke was dropped on it. I'm literally shocked at the scale of the destruction."
A woman stands in front of what is left of one of her father's trailer homes after hurricane Michael passed over Panama City on Wednesday.
Homes and businesses have been destroyed. Here, Rick Teska (left) helps a business owner rescue his dogs from the damaged business after Hurricane Michael passed.
A man takes some tobacco products from a damaged store in Panama City on Wednesday.
Dorian Carter looks under furniture for a missing cat after several trees fell on their home. Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged people to stay indoors. "Again, it is imperative for you to stay indoors as our first responders arrive. The roads need to be clear so they can respond as needed without inference," he said.
People look at a damaged Family Dollar store.
Severe flooding has hit the area. Here, a resident of St. Marks, Florida marches out of the floodwaters near his home.
A McDonald's sign damaged by Hurricane Michael on Wednesday.
Some photos show roofs ripped off buildings, cars crushed by debris, and flooded roads, like this photo of a road in Panama City.
People walk past damaged stores after Hurricane Michael.
Downed power lines and debris mean that conditions remain dangerous.
The hurricane has produced some eerie scenes, like this sunset at Shell Point Beach on Wednesday night.