(CNN)Six days after Hurricane Michael pulverized parts of the Florida Panhandle, officials had more grim and devastating news.

The death toll from the storm soared Tuesday to 19 in the state, with a dozen victims in hard-hit Bay County, according to authorities. There were no details yet on how the people died, only that the county has tied the 12 deaths to the Category 4 storm, up from four reported deaths on Monday. It appeared one of the newly reported deaths was a man whose body was discovered by a search dog in the decimated city of Mexico Beach.Cpt. Virgil Watson of the sheriff’s office in Jackson County, along the border with Alabama, said three people had been killed there. Read MoreIn total, the storm has killed 29 people across four Southern US states, officials said.Officials have said six people died in Virginia, three died in North Carolina and one person was killed in Georgia.While most of Mexico Beach lies in ruins, many evacuated residents still haven’t seen what’s left of their homes. They’ve had to wait for authorities to secure the area and complete search-and-rescue efforts before returning home. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott tour a Lynn Haven, Florida, neighborhood that was affected by Hurricane Michael.President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott tour a Lynn Haven, Florida, neighborhood that was affected by Hurricane Michael. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionPresident Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott tour a Lynn Haven, Florida, neighborhood that was affected by Hurricane Michael.Hide Caption 1 of 66Lisa Patrick is overcome with emotion as she visits the remains of her home in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Monday, October 15.Lisa Patrick is overcome with emotion as she visits the remains of her home in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Monday, October 15. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionLisa Patrick is overcome with emotion as she visits the remains of her home in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Monday, October 15.Hide Caption 2 of 66The President and first lady hand out bottles of water to people in Lynn Haven on October 15.The President and first lady hand out bottles of water to people in Lynn Haven on October 15. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionThe President and first lady hand out bottles of water to people in Lynn Haven on October 15.Hide Caption 3 of 66The Trumps tour damage in Lynn Haven.The Trumps tour damage in Lynn Haven. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionThe Trumps tour damage in Lynn Haven.Hide Caption 4 of 66President Trump flies over the devastation in Mexico Beach.President Trump flies over the devastation in Mexico Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionPresident Trump flies over the devastation in Mexico Beach.Hide Caption 5 of 66Mexico Beach residents make their way across a washed-out road on Friday, October 12.Mexico Beach residents make their way across a washed-out road on Friday, October 12. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionMexico Beach residents make their way across a washed-out road on Friday, October 12.Hide Caption 6 of 66An aerial view shows the devastation in Mexico Beach on October 12. The small beach resort saw the brunt of Michael, authorities say.An aerial view shows the devastation in Mexico Beach on October 12. The small beach resort saw the brunt of Michael, authorities say. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionAn aerial view shows the devastation in Mexico Beach on October 12. The small beach resort saw the brunt of Michael, authorities say.Hide Caption 7 of 66Dough Shelby looks out at the destruction from his house in Mexico Beach on October 12.Dough Shelby looks out at the destruction from his house in Mexico Beach on October 12. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionDough Shelby looks out at the destruction from his house in Mexico Beach on October 12.Hide Caption 8 of 66Little remains of a burned home destroyed by the hurricane in Mexico Beach on October 12.Little remains of a burned home destroyed by the hurricane in Mexico Beach on October 12. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionLittle remains of a burned home destroyed by the hurricane in Mexico Beach on October 12.Hide Caption 9 of 66Benny Hobson sits in his recliner on Thursday, October 11, after losing the front wall of his house in Panama City, Florida.Benny Hobson sits in his recliner on Thursday, October 11, after losing the front wall of his house in Panama City, Florida. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionBenny Hobson sits in his recliner on Thursday, October 11, after losing the front wall of his house in Panama City, Florida.Hide Caption 10 of 66Storm-damaged boats are piled up in Panama City on October 11.Storm-damaged boats are piled up in Panama City on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionStorm-damaged boats are piled up in Panama City on October 11.Hide Caption 11 of 66Elizabeth Hanson, right, and her daughter Emaly hug their neighbor Cindy Clark on October 11. The hurricane heavily damaged their homes in Mexico Beach.Elizabeth Hanson, right, and her daughter Emaly hug their neighbor Cindy Clark on October 11. The hurricane heavily damaged their homes in Mexico Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionElizabeth Hanson, right, and her daughter Emaly hug their neighbor Cindy Clark on October 11. The hurricane heavily damaged their homes in Mexico Beach.Hide Caption 12 of 66Collector cars are covered in debris in Panama City on October 11.Collector cars are covered in debris in Panama City on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionCollector cars are covered in debris in Panama City on October 11.Hide Caption 13 of 66Tom Bailey walks his bike past a home that was carried across a road and slammed up against a condo complex in Mexico Beach. Tom Bailey walks his bike past a home that was carried across a road and slammed up against a condo complex in Mexico Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionTom Bailey walks his bike past a home that was carried across a road and slammed up against a condo complex in Mexico Beach. Hide Caption 14 of 66Joyce Fox stands in front of her heavily damaged home in Panama City on October 11.Joyce Fox stands in front of her heavily damaged home in Panama City on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionJoyce Fox stands in front of her heavily damaged home in Panama City on October 11.Hide Caption 15 of 66A boat sits amid debris in Mexico Beach on October 11.A boat sits amid debris in Mexico Beach on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA boat sits amid debris in Mexico Beach on October 11.Hide Caption 16 of 66Kylie Strampe holds her 4-month-old daughter, Lola, while surveying the damage in Callaway, Florida, on October 11.Kylie Strampe holds her 4-month-old daughter, Lola, while surveying the damage in Callaway, Florida, on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionKylie Strampe holds her 4-month-old daughter, Lola, while surveying the damage in Callaway, Florida, on October 11.Hide Caption 17 of 66Trees snapped by Michael's winds are seen in Mexico Beach on October 11. Trees snapped by Michael's winds are seen in Mexico Beach on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionTrees snapped by Michael’s winds are seen in Mexico Beach on October 11. Hide Caption 18 of 66Amanda Logsdon faces a heavy cleanup task at her Panama City house on October 11.Amanda Logsdon faces a heavy cleanup task at her Panama City house on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionAmanda Logsdon faces a heavy cleanup task at her Panama City house on October 11.Hide Caption 19 of 66Rescue personnel search Mexico Beach.Rescue personnel search Mexico Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionRescue personnel search Mexico Beach.Hide Caption 20 of 66A man walks through a damaged store in Springfield, Florida.A man walks through a damaged store in Springfield, Florida. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA man walks through a damaged store in Springfield, Florida.Hide Caption 21 of 66An aerial photo shows a destroyed boat in Mexico Beach on October 11. An aerial photo shows a destroyed boat in Mexico Beach on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionAn aerial photo shows a destroyed boat in Mexico Beach on October 11. Hide Caption 22 of 66A tree sits on top of a Panama City mobile home. Almost all the residents of the mobile-home park rode out the storm. All homes were damaged except one.A tree sits on top of a Panama City mobile home. Almost all the residents of the mobile-home park rode out the storm. All homes were damaged except one. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA tree sits on top of a Panama City mobile home. Almost all the residents of the mobile-home park rode out the storm. All homes were damaged except one.Hide Caption 23 of 66Kathy Coy stands among what is left of her home in Panama City. She said she was in the home when it was blown apart and is thankful to be alive.Kathy Coy stands among what is left of her home in Panama City. She said she was in the home when it was blown apart and is thankful to be alive. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionKathy Coy stands among what is left of her home in Panama City. She said she was in the home when it was blown apart and is thankful to be alive.Hide Caption 24 of 66The view from a Panama City hotel room that lost a wall in the storm.The view from a Panama City hotel room that lost a wall in the storm. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionThe view from a Panama City hotel room that lost a wall in the storm.Hide Caption 25 of 66Firefighter Austin Schlarb performs a door-to-door search in Mexico Beach on October 11.Firefighter Austin Schlarb performs a door-to-door search in Mexico Beach on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionFirefighter Austin Schlarb performs a door-to-door search in Mexico Beach on October 11.Hide Caption 26 of 66Damaged buildings are seen in Panama City on October 11.Damaged buildings are seen in Panama City on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionDamaged buildings are seen in Panama City on October 11.Hide Caption 27 of 66Debris is scattered in Mexico Beach early on October 11.Debris is scattered in Mexico Beach early on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionDebris is scattered in Mexico Beach early on October 11.Hide Caption 28 of 66Wreckage is piled up in Mexico Beach, near where Michael made landfall.Wreckage is piled up in Mexico Beach, near where Michael made landfall. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionWreckage is piled up in Mexico Beach, near where Michael made landfall.Hide Caption 29 of 66Debris burns in Mexico Beach on October 11.Debris burns in Mexico Beach on October 11. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionDebris burns in Mexico Beach on October 11.Hide Caption 30 of 66Haley Nelson inspects damage at her family properties in the Panama City area on Wednesday, October 10.Haley Nelson inspects damage at her family properties in the Panama City area on Wednesday, October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionHaley Nelson inspects damage at her family properties in the Panama City area on Wednesday, October 10.Hide Caption 31 of 66Cars are tossed among the debris in Mexico Beach.Cars are tossed among the debris in Mexico Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionCars are tossed among the debris in Mexico Beach.Hide Caption 32 of 66Kaylee O'Brian cries inside her Panama City home after several trees fell on it on October 10.Kaylee O'Brian cries inside her Panama City home after several trees fell on it on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionKaylee O’Brian cries inside her Panama City home after several trees fell on it on October 10.Hide Caption 33 of 66Floodwaters overwhelm vehicles in Panama City on Wednesday, October 10.Floodwaters overwhelm vehicles in Panama City on Wednesday, October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionFloodwaters overwhelm vehicles in Panama City on Wednesday, October 10.Hide Caption 34 of 66A storm chaser climbs into his vehicle to retrieve equipment after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach on October 10.A storm chaser climbs into his vehicle to retrieve equipment after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA storm chaser climbs into his vehicle to retrieve equipment after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach on October 10.Hide Caption 35 of 66A helicopter circles a Panama City neighborhood in the storm's wake on October 10.A helicopter circles a Panama City neighborhood in the storm's wake on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA helicopter circles a Panama City neighborhood in the storm’s wake on October 10.Hide Caption 36 of 66A woman and her children wait near a destroyed gas station in Panama City on October 10.A woman and her children wait near a destroyed gas station in Panama City on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA woman and her children wait near a destroyed gas station in Panama City on October 10.Hide Caption 37 of 66A McDonald's sign is mangled in Panama City on October 10.A McDonald's sign is mangled in Panama City on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA McDonald’s sign is mangled in Panama City on October 10.Hide Caption 38 of 66Boats are left damaged in a Panama City marina on October 10.Boats are left damaged in a Panama City marina on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionBoats are left damaged in a Panama City marina on October 10.Hide Caption 39 of 66People comfort each other outside an apartment building in Panama City.People comfort each other outside an apartment building in Panama City. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionPeople comfort each other outside an apartment building in Panama City.Hide Caption 40 of 66People make their way through a building's wreckage in Panama City on October 10.People make their way through a building's wreckage in Panama City on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionPeople make their way through a building’s wreckage in Panama City on October 10.Hide Caption 41 of 66The powerful hurricane left houses battered in Panama City Beach.The powerful hurricane left houses battered in Panama City Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionThe powerful hurricane left houses battered in Panama City Beach.Hide Caption 42 of 66Phlomena Telker stands on the remains of her covered porch in Panama City.Phlomena Telker stands on the remains of her covered porch in Panama City. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionPhlomena Telker stands on the remains of her covered porch in Panama City.Hide Caption 43 of 66Boats are damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina in the Florida Panhandle.Boats are damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina in the Florida Panhandle. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionBoats are damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina in the Florida Panhandle.Hide Caption 44 of 66Lenora Adams evacuates a motel with her dog as the hurricane comes ashore in Panacea, Florida, on October 10. Lenora Adams evacuates a motel with her dog as the hurricane comes ashore in Panacea, Florida, on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionLenora Adams evacuates a motel with her dog as the hurricane comes ashore in Panacea, Florida, on October 10. Hide Caption 45 of 66Rick Tesk, left, helps a business owner rescue his dogs from a damaged business in Panama City.Rick Tesk, left, helps a business owner rescue his dogs from a damaged business in Panama City. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionRick Tesk, left, helps a business owner rescue his dogs from a damaged business in Panama City.Hide Caption 46 of 66Wrecked boats sit near a pier in Panama City.Wrecked boats sit near a pier in Panama City. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionWrecked boats sit near a pier in Panama City.Hide Caption 47 of 66A resident of St. Marks, Florida, pulls a cooler out of the floodwaters near his home.A resident of St. Marks, Florida, pulls a cooler out of the floodwaters near his home. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA resident of St. Marks, Florida, pulls a cooler out of the floodwaters near his home.Hide Caption 48 of 66Pine trees litter a yard in Port St. Joe.Pine trees litter a yard in Port St. Joe. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionPine trees litter a yard in Port St. Joe.Hide Caption 49 of 66Streets begin to flood as high tide approaches in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 10.Streets begin to flood as high tide approaches in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionStreets begin to flood as high tide approaches in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 10.Hide Caption 50 of 66Mike Lindsey stands in his Panama City antique shop after it was damaged by Hurricane Michael on October 10.Mike Lindsey stands in his Panama City antique shop after it was damaged by Hurricane Michael on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionMike Lindsey stands in his Panama City antique shop after it was damaged by Hurricane Michael on October 10.Hide Caption 51 of 66Trees lie on top of a home in Panama City.Trees lie on top of a home in Panama City. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionTrees lie on top of a home in Panama City.Hide Caption 52 of 66Bo Lynn's Market is flooded in St. Marks on October 10.Bo Lynn's Market is flooded in St. Marks on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionBo Lynn’s Market is flooded in St. Marks on October 10.Hide Caption 53 of 66A truck drives along a road in Alligator Point, Florida, that had been washed out by the storm on October 10.A truck drives along a road in Alligator Point, Florida, that had been washed out by the storm on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA truck drives along a road in Alligator Point, Florida, that had been washed out by the storm on October 10.Hide Caption 54 of 66Waves hit a house in Alligator Point on October 10.Waves hit a house in Alligator Point on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionWaves hit a house in Alligator Point on October 10.Hide Caption 55 of 66The eye of the storm, as seen from the International Space Station on October 10.The eye of the storm, as seen from the International Space Station on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionThe eye of the storm, as seen from the International Space Station on October 10.Hide Caption 56 of 66A woman checks on her vehicle after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach.A woman checks on her vehicle after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA woman checks on her vehicle after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach.Hide Caption 57 of 66Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home in St. Marks.Mitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home in St. Marks. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionMitchell Pope tries to salvage what he can from his mobile home in St. Marks.Hide Caption 58 of 66This boat ran aground at Florida's Quietwater Beach.This boat ran aground at Florida's Quietwater Beach. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionThis boat ran aground at Florida’s Quietwater Beach.Hide Caption 59 of 66Jayden Morgan, 11, evacuates his home as water starts to flood his neighborhood in St. Marks.Jayden Morgan, 11, evacuates his home as water starts to flood his neighborhood in St. Marks. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionJayden Morgan, 11, evacuates his home as water starts to flood his neighborhood in St. Marks.Hide Caption 60 of 66A person takes pictures of the surf and fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.A person takes pictures of the surf and fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionA person takes pictures of the surf and fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.Hide Caption 61 of 66Emily Hindle lies on the floor at an evacuation shelter set up at a Panama City Beach high school on October 10.Emily Hindle lies on the floor at an evacuation shelter set up at a Panama City Beach high school on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionEmily Hindle lies on the floor at an evacuation shelter set up at a Panama City Beach high school on October 10.Hide Caption 62 of 66Kathy Eaton takes what she can from her Panama City Beach home as she tries to get out of the way of the storm on October 10.Kathy Eaton takes what she can from her Panama City Beach home as she tries to get out of the way of the storm on October 10. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionKathy Eaton takes what she can from her Panama City Beach home as she tries to get out of the way of the storm on October 10.Hide Caption 63 of 66Justin Davis, left, and Brock Mclean board up a business in Destin, Florida, on Tuesday, October 9.Justin Davis, left, and Brock Mclean board up a business in Destin, Florida, on Tuesday, October 9. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionJustin Davis, left, and Brock Mclean board up a business in Destin, Florida, on Tuesday, October 9.Hide Caption 64 of 66Krystal Day, left, leads a sandbag assembly line at the Old Port Cove restaurant in Ozello, Florida, on October 9.Krystal Day, left, leads a sandbag assembly line at the Old Port Cove restaurant in Ozello, Florida, on October 9. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionKrystal Day, left, leads a sandbag assembly line at the Old Port Cove restaurant in Ozello, Florida, on October 9.Hide Caption 65 of 66Workers scramble to store boats at Shields Marina in St. Marks.Workers scramble to store boats at Shields Marina in St. Marks. Photos: In pictures: Hurricane Michael's trail of destructionWorkers scramble to store boats at Shields Marina in St. Marks.Hide Caption 66 of 6607 trump florida 101501 hurricane michael 101506 trump florida 101505 trump florida 101503 trump florida 101504 hurricane michael 1013 RESTRICTED03 hurricane michael 101303 hurricane michael 101202 hurricane michael 101301 hurricane michael 101230 hurricane michael 101132 hurricane michael 1011 02 hurricane michael 101233 hurricane michael 1011 22 hurricane michael 101126 hurricane michael 101129 hurricane michael 101134 hurricane michael 1011 13 hurricane michael 101128 hurricane michael 101130 hurricane michael 101135 hurricane michael 1011 09 hurricane michael 101125 hurricane michael 101124 hurricane michael 101127 hurricane michael 101123 hurricane michael 101112 hurricane michael 101116 hurricane michael 101117 hurricane michael 101101 hurricane matthew 101019 hurricane michael 101101 hurricane michael 101103 hurricane michael 101115 hurricane michael 101008 hurricane michael 101122 hurricane michael 1010 02 hurricane michael 101105 hurricane michael 101129 hurricane michael 1010 RESTRICTED06 hurricane michael 101130 hurricane michael 1010 RESTRICTED04 hurricane michael 101120 hurricane michael 101124 hurricane michael 1010 23 hurricane michael 1010 21 hurricane michael 1010 panama city 19 hurricane michael 1010 20 hurricane michael 1010 18  hurricane michael 1010 18 hurricane michael 1010 panama city 19 hurricane michael 1010 panama city17 hurricane michael 1010 07 hurricane michael 101008 hurricane michael 101012 hurricane michael 101013 hurricane michael 101006 hurricane michael 101010 hurricane michael 101016 hurricane michael 101009 hurricane michael 101005 hurricane michael 101004 hurricane michael 101001 hurricane michael 101002 hurricane michael 101003 hurricane michael 1010That will change Wednesday, when residents will be allowed back to Mexico Beach, city officials said. So far, the numbers don’t look good. Across Bay County, more than 2,500 structures are damaged, and at least 162 have been destroyed, Bay County Emergency Services said. ‘We’re just going to leave it’Some Mexico Beach residents are cutting their losses and will start a new life elsewhere. Joe Bush, who said he loved living there for 19 years, said he’s decided to move. His house, furniture and vehicles were all heavily damaged by Michael”I couldn’t get nothing for this land now,” Bush said. “People gonna be scared to death to come down here to buy and invest money. So we’re just going to leave it.”But others, including Randy June, said Mexico Beach will always be his home — even though his house is now a pile of rubble. “We ain’t going nowhere,” he said. “We’re going to rebuild somehow. I just don’t know how yet.”Thousands still without powerMore than 158,000 power customers didn’t have electricity Tuesday, including nearly 140,000 customers in Florida. Lisa Patrick is overcome with grief as she visits the remains of her home Monday in Mexico Beach.Lisa Patrick is overcome with grief as she visits the remains of her home Monday in Mexico Beach.Lisa Patrick is overcome with grief as she visits the remains of her home Monday in Mexico Beach.The number of actual people without power is much higher, since a single customer can represent an entire household. Drivers have been lining up for hours to get fuel. And residents in the hardest-hit areas are relying on airdropped food and water to survive. As 4,000 Florida National Guard troops continue relief efforts, Gov. Rick Scott wrote a letter to their employers asking for patience and lauding the troops’ bravery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has 12 teams in Florida to help people register for disaster assistance. It also has 42 distribution points throughout Florida and Georgia where people can get food and water. About 1,200 people are in shelters, state officials said.Find Florida emergency shelters hereFEMA said 16,000 federal employees, including over 8,000 military personnel, were helping with response efforts.’Nobody was in tears about being hungry’ Chad Frazier has plenty of reasons to be devastated. His business was wiped out by the hurricane. His son’s middle school in Panama City was also annihilated. How to help victims of Hurricane MichaelHow to help victims of Hurricane MichaelHow to help victims of Hurricane MichaelBut Frazier is too thankful to be upset. Immediately after the hurricane, strangers came from out of town to provide food and water. They even beat FEMA to the scene, Frazier said. “The people who came, that was the biggest blessing to us,” he said. “I didn’t see nobody in panic mode. Nobody was in tears about being hungry.” As he stood in front of a mountain of debris, Frazier said he’s coping well thanks to the outpouring of generosity. “My shop is down, (but) I’m not in bad spirits,” he said. “This just made my faith grow.”

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