The massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael on the Florida town of Mexico Beach can be seen in dramatic drone footage shot Friday (October 12)
Buildings can be seen reduced to piles of splinters and rubble, while roofs, cars and even boats are strewn about the formerly tranquil beach town.
Hurricane Michael tore through Florida Panhandle communities when it made landfall on Wednesday (October 10), and the current death toll of at least 18 is expected to rise.
Michael crashed ashore as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, with winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph). It pushed a wall of seawater inland, causing widespread flooding.