Our fellow statesmen and women have a massive clean up ahead of them and the video coming in from social media shows just how much damage the Panhandle suffered:
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Obviously, we've all heard how this was the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Panhandle. And now we can see the extent of the damage and how powerful the storm surge was!
A reporter for AccuWeather took this video just outside of Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City Beach and you can see boats that are basically beached due to the high surge that pounded through the beach.
The Panhandle of Florida has many many trees, tress that we don't really have down here in Central Florida and all these pine tress are striped bare of their needles and many trees (which is the main story in cities like Tallahassee) are broken and down on the ground:
The hardest hit from the storm seems to be Mexico Beach, which I just learned about, is right on the Gulf of Mexico and is honestly wiped off the map:
This Gulfside town was a place filled with tourists, white sand beaches, and great fishing...now many in the town have a massive clean-up ahead of them.
"Mexico Beach is gone," reports @BrookeBCNN standing in the middle of destruction: "I have seen mattresses, cars, grills, books, toilets all just tossed around because of the storm surge and also because of the sheer velocity of the winds."— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 11, 2018
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