Coverage Areas:  National |  South Carolina |  Aiken |  Beaufort |  Charleston |  Columbia |  Greenville |  Myrtle Beach |  Rock Hill

Hurricane Michael leaves a massive path of destruction along the Florida coast

FLORIDA—Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida panhandle as a high-end Category 4 storm on Oct. 10, smashing buildings along the coast to pieces and sending storm surges so high it lapped at the eaves of beach houses. Two people have died in the storm, which traveled rapidly across Georgia and the Carolinas the morning of Oct. 10.

Mexico Beach in particular suffered extreme damage, with homes swept off their foundations and destroyed. Few properties along this swath of coastline were left standing.


CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters: Residents walk amid debris and floodwaters after Hurricane Michael swept through Panama City Beach, Fla., on Oct. 10.  The Category 4 storm raged through the Florida Panhandle into Georgia as the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in decades, turning homes into piles of lumber and flooding subdivisions.

  • Diocesan Events Calendar
    View All Events
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate