Images, video showing Michael’s destruction emerge: ‘All the houses are submerged’

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<pHurricane Michael left a trail of destruction in its wake after making landfall on the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday.

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<pThe winds were so strong they tore down a canopy over a Texaco gas pumping station in Inlet Beach.

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Cursory aftermath shots around us. #HurricaneMichael #30ABurger #Cuvee30A #30Avenue #PanamaCityBeach #RosemaryBeach #30A #SoWal #MexicoBeach #TyndallAirForceBase

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<pIn Panama City, a massive metal pole holding up a billboard toppled over, crushing a building below it.

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Nightmare in Panama City #hurricanemichael#panamacity

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<pOne building, seen in a photo posted by ABC Tuscaloosa affiliate WBMA, appears to have crumbled beneath the Category 4 storm's 150 mph winds.

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<pABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee witnessed the storm surge at Mexico Beach push a house off its foundation.

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Damage now from the back side of our condo building in Mexico Beach. #Michael pic.twitter.com/BVAJfPFwkZ

— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) October 10, 2018

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<pZee, who was in the eye wall of the storm for more than an hour, described an "incredible storm surge." Conditions were so bad that Zee and her team lost the ability to broadcast.

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Just watched a house pushed off its foundation down the street with storm surge. STORM SURGE POWER #Michael pic.twitter.com/0oZYwzajH3

— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) October 10, 2018

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Our ability to broadcast is gone but we are safe. Wanted to let you all know.

— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) October 10, 2018

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<p"All I can see is devastation," Zee said on ABC News' live broadcast.

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<pNorthwest Florida Daily News reporter Annie Blanks tweeted video footage of seawater flowing inside the Dewey Destin's seafood restaurant near Mexico Beach.

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VIDEO: Serious storm surge in Navarre Beach, approx. 100 miles west of where #HurricaneMichael just made landfall in the Mexico Beach area. This video is from Parker Destin, inside his new Dewey Destin’s restaurant on the beach. pic.twitter.com/ovg7JyXWki

— Annie Blanks (@DailyNewsAnnie) October 10, 2018

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<pThe Lanark Fire Department tweeted footage of a terrifying storm surge creeping up the shore, bringing seawater into a carport of a beachfront home.

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#firedepartment #firehouse #firerescue #firefighter #firedepartment #gulfcoast #lanarkfiredepartment #lanarkvillage #carrabelle #franklincounty #appalachicola #hurricanemichael #stormsurge

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<pStrong waves overtook a boat ramp to Choctawhatchee Bay at Legion Park, a video posted to Instagram by Lars Rygaard shows.

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The windiest I have ever seen it at the Legion Park boat ramp. These docs are usually 4 to 5 feet above the waterline. #hurricanemichael #weatherchannel #weather #rain

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<pRichard Fausset, and Atlanta-based reporter for The New York Times, posted a photo of a group of people huddling in a storage closet at his hotel in Panama City.

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Panama City, Fla. My neighbors at my hotel. I’m a storage closet. pic.twitter.com/P0QJJGnoL1

— Richard Fausset (@RichardFausset) October 10, 2018

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<pFausset wrote that the "whole hotel is shuddering" like an earthquake.

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Panama City, Fla. This whole hotel is shuddering like it was an LA earthquake. pic.twitter.com/CVA7SrxT2d

— Richard Fausset (@RichardFausset) October 10, 2018

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<pWorkers at the Walton County Animal Shelter were seen comforting dogs and cats up for adopting as they ride out the storm.

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Love through the storm. ??

<pVeterinarian Technician Maria Cuchens cares for animals during #HurricaneMichael. She and others are at the shelter making sure our furry friends are taken care of. #AdoptDontShop @NWSTallahassee @weatherchannel @weartv @WJHG_TV @nwfdailynews pic.twitter.com/oaOmHx1gdi

— WC Animal Shelter (@WCASFL) October 10, 2018

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The Freeport High School #HurricaneMichael shelter is currently housing 69 dogs & 18 cats. Volunteers from @WCASFL are assisting evacuees care for their animals. @weartv @WJHG_TV @WMBBTV @nwfdailynews @WZEPAM1460 pic.twitter.com/dPCIa58O44

— WC Animal Shelter (@WCASFL) October 10, 2018

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<pMichael is the strongest hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since the mid-1800s, according to FEMA.

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<pThe storm will then move rapidly through Georgia before bringing significant rainfall north to the Carolinas and beyond.