At Least 46 People Missing in Hurricane-Hit Florida City
At least 46 people remain unaccounted for in the Florida city worst hit by last week’s devastating Hurricane Michael. Mayor Al Cathey said 289 people from Mexico Beach, including 10 children, stayed put for the duration of the hurricane despite evacuation orders. The death toll from the Category 4 storm stands at 17, with one confirmed death so far in Mexico Beach. Officials expect the number of people killed by the storm to rise as crews search through the wreckage of the city. “There are individuals who are deceased. We do not have a count, but we are working to identify them,” Miami Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban, leader of a search-and-rescue team in Mexico Beach, told the Associated Press. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia to see the recovery effort.