Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael

Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered, tempers are flaring, and power could be out for weeks.

Crews with dogs went door-to-door in Mexico Beach, pushing aside debris to get inside badly damaged structures in a second wave of searches following what they described as an initial, "hasty" search of the area. About 1,700 search and rescue personnel have checked 25,000 homes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.

Authorities say there is little doubt the death toll will rise from the storm, which made landfall Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds and heavy storm surge. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 15, including the victim found in the rubble of Mexico Beach, where about 1,000 people live.

"Everything is time consuming," said Capt. Ignatius Carroll, of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue task force. "You don't want to put a rush on a thorough rescue."

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Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael

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Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael

Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael

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Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael

Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael

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Authorities Say 11 Now Dead From Hurricane Michael