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    Death Toll Rises to 13 Across Michael’s Path

    Florida authorities are busy responding to reports of missing residents in the storm’s aftermath as its death toll has climbed to 13 and is expected to rise. Now a tropical storm, Michael plowed across Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, where four people drowned. In Florida’s Panama City, one resident said, “It looks like an atomic bomb had hit our city.” It’s the strongest storm to reach the continental U.S. in a half-century, tearing apart houses, marinas and even an Air Force base. Damage estimates are in the billions.

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