>> Michael has moved on from Florida, leaving in its wake unrecognizable destruction. Particularly here in Mexico Beach along the Gulf Coast. On Thursday, the skies cleared and residents took stock of what remained after the hurricane slammed into Florida's northwest coast with screeching 155 mile per hour winds and pushing a wall of sea water inland.
Reuters Rod Nickel was there.>> The devastation in Mexico Beach is really on a whole different level from other communities, which have pretty severe devastation in their own right. There were whole, almost entire blocks of small beach houses that were just gone without a trace. Presumably, the storm surge came in and washed them out to sea.
There's power lines, there's big trees across the road, and you start to get used to seeing homes with the roof torn right off. And people aren't so much, but the ones that I spoke with, they're not so much talking about rebuilding just yet. They're just really in a bit of shock, coming back and seeing this, or in some cases, having had a terrifying day yesterday that they survived.
>> People like the Hanson's.>> It's pretty devastating, everybody we know lost their house, everybody and our jobs.>> And did you guys evacuate?>> No, we stayed, we stayed in our home.>> Michael, the third most powerful hurricane ever to hit the US mainland, has since been downgraded and is now soaking Georgia and the Carolinas.
It's killed at least six people and has left nearly 850,000 homes and businesses without power in Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas and Georgia.>> Up now