Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

VIDEO: Former Sarasota resident shows his experience during Hurricane Michael

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

Harrowing tales of survival from Mexico Beach, which was ravaged by Hurricane Michael

TrapBags collapse at Lido Beach from Hurricane Michael

With direct hit, Hurricane Michael wrecked Tyndall Air Force Base

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Searches intensify after body is found in Michael's wake

After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces

FWC: Manatees trapped in canal, due to rising waters from Hurricane Michael

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Man rushes to save sea life at marine lab after oxygen pumps fail during Hurricane Michael

Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina with floods and outages as it moves up East Coast

  WATCH: Waterspout forms near Siesta Key Bridge

SIESTA KEY, FL (WWSB) - The remnants of Hurricane Michael has caused quite a few waterspouts to form on the Suncoast.

Local American Red Cross volunteers traveling to help victims of Hurricane Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Dozens of American Red Cross volunteers from the region have packed their bags and are making the trip north to aid the victims of Hurricane Michael.

  Local FPL workers head north to help restore power outages due to Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Right now five local FPL crews made up of 15 workers from Sarasota are in Nassau County which is about 20 miles north of Jacksonville.

South Jetty in Venice re-opens after floodwaters, waves recede

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - The South Jetty in Venice has re-opened now that Hurricane Michael has passed and the floodwaters and waves have receded.

  VIDEO: Man thrown from jet ski on Longboat Pass

Anna Maria Elementary closed due to Hurricane Michael

First Alert Weather: Waterspout off City Island reported Wednesday morning

FPL crews standing by for ‘mutual assistance’ after hurricane hits Panhandle

Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves through Georgia

Emergency Management Coordinator Says Manatee County Saw No Real Damage From Hurricane Michael

  VIDEO: High tide in San Remo Shores on Palma Sola Bay

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - A viewer sent in video of her backyard flooding on the Palma Sola Bay.

VIDEO: Sandbags protecting dunes on Lido Key washed away by Hurricane Michael

LIDO KEY, FL (WWSB) - Five hundred tons of sandbags were no match for the high tide and crashing surf brought by Hurricane Michael.

VIDEO: Surfers at the North Jetty in Venice

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Surfers decided to take advantage of the big waves from Hurricane Michael on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Police warn drivers to stay off the road as Hurricane Michael hits

CARRABELLE, FL (WWSB) - Carrabelle Police Department is warning residents to stay off the road as Hurricane Michael makes landfall on the panhandle.

Famous for staying open during natural disasters, Waffle House closes 21 restaurants

Hurricane Michael is so bad, Waffle House - which never closes - actually closed some restaurants.

VIDEO: Jetty in Venice remains closed due flooding, water crashing on rocks

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Reporter Rebecca Fernandez captured this video from the South Jetty in Venice around 2:30pm on Tuesday.

  VIDEO: Waterspout heads into Sarasota Bay

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A bit before 9am Wednesday morning an unwarned waterspout formed in Sarasota Bay. ABC7 Titan radar picked up this echo of the cell as it moved on shore.

VIDEO: Waterspout spotted off Lido Key

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A bit before 9am Wednesday morning an unwarned waterspout formed in Sarasota Bay. ABC7 Titan radar picked up this echo of the cell as it moved on shore.

VIDEOS: Beach conditions along the Suncoast

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Our team had a busy morning on Wednesday, traveling up and down the Suncoast to check on beach conditions.

Suncoast Blood Bank in urgent need of donations due to Hurricane Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Suncoast Blook Bank has an urgent need for both blood and platelet donations, due to Hurricane Michael.

Sarasota County cancel all after-school activities due to Hurricane Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Heads up, parents!

VIDEO: Flooding at Ted Sperling Park in South Lido Beach

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Suncoast is experiencing some flooding conditions Wednesday morning as Hurricane Michael makes it way to the Florida Panhandle.

Hurricane Michael expected to help with red tide

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Scientists hope that the arrival of Hurricane Michael will have some benefit for the Florida coast by pushing out the red tide.

Watch Live: Hurricane Michael coverage from Panama City

Watch live from Panama City as Hurricane Michael comes ashore as a strong Category 4 storm.

VIDEO: Road under water in Bradenton

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - Hurricane Michael is causing major flooding in Bradenton.

Hurricane Michael flooding concerns on Anna Maria Island

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL (WWSB) - Today signs of Hurricane Michael could be felt early on in the day on Anna Maria Island, with a storm surge that was at least two feet higher than normal and flooding.

VIDEO: Surfers taking advantage of the waves from Hurricane Michael

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Local residents are taking advantage of the waves being brought in from Hurricane Michael.

Local State of Emergency declared in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Manatee County commissioners have declared a local state of emergency, anticipating strong winds and storm surge from Hurricane Michael.

Live lottery drawing canceled due to Hurricane Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Don't expect to watch the live Florida Lottery drawing Tuesday night on ABC7.

VIDEO: Flooded streets on Longboat Key

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Reporter Erika Jackson shot this video around 4:15pm on Tuesday of flooded streets on Longboat Key.

VIDEO: Flooding at some waterfront parks in Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The City of Sarasota shared this video, taken around 2:30pm on Tuesday, of flooding in Bayfront Park.

Florida county ‘warns’ Weather Channel forecaster to stay away

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county threatened by Hurricane Michael is warning a television meteorologist to stay away.

Hurricane Michael: FL county issues friendly trespass warning for weatherman Jim Cantore

A Florida sheriff’s office puts up a friendly trespass warning to keep storm-chasing weatherman away from their part of the state as Hurricane Michael approaches.

Holmes Beach offering sandbags to residents

HOLMES BEACH, FL (WWSB) - Holmes Beach, which may experience a 2- to 4-foot storm surge, is offering residents sandbags.

Manatee County offers free sandbags to residents as Hurricane Michael heads up the Gulf

MANATEE COUNTY (WWSB) - Even though Hurricane Michael is heading towards the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area, the Suncoast could still see effects of the storm.

Beach erosion concerns on the Suncoast as Hurricane Michael goes up the Gulf Coast

Roger Ierardi has lived on Lido Key for 14 years.  He's happy to see the city of Sarasota protecting Lido Beach from hurricanes and other storms with these huge sandbags known as Trap Bags.

Suncoast residents, businesses prepare for hurricane threat

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL (WWSB) - "We can't panic but we do need to be ready," said Robert Baugh, CEO of the Chiles Restaurant Group.

Potential storm surge prompts officials to make sandbags available in Manatee County

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - With Hurricane Michael packing a potential four-foot storm surge for Manatee County, officials are making sandbags available Tuesday in three locations.

Sarasota County preparing for rain with Hurricane Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - As Hurricane Michael prepares to make landfall on the panhandle, parts of the west coast of Florida will experience tropical storm force winds and rain. Northern Manatee County included. However, Sarasota County will likely be spared.

Parts of Southwest Florida under a tropical storm watch ahead of Tropical Storm Michael

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A tropical storm watch is now in effect for parts of Southwest Florida including Swannee River to Anna Maria Island and the Tampa Bay.

Viral Frying Pan Tower flag up for auction

As Hurricane Florence crept toward the North Carolina coast two weeks ago, internet users were glued to the Frying Pan Tower ocean cam watching the storm pummel an American flag with intense winds and rain.

A year after Maria hit Puerto Rico, one bakery works to serve the neighborhood

One bakery owner says a year after Maria hit Puerto Rico that you have to keep working, and do it with love.

LIVE: American flag at Frying Pan Tower survives storm

The storm crept towards the Carolina coast one week ago, and much of the impacts residents were bracing for could be seen on the camera.

Hurricane Florence leads to hospital wedding proposal

The hospital said the two have known each other for more than 20 years, but Hewett proposed this weekend in the hospital.

NC family thanks lineman by doing their laundry

Shannon Krueger and her daughters reached out to lineman in their area and offered to do their laundry.

Veteran plays with children at shelter after long day assisting in recovery efforts

Moose Mustafa, a resident of Pasco County, Florida, has been assisting with flood operations in Brunswick County this week.

Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, possibly leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

Family members ID man killed in tornado

The moment the tornado tore the building’s roof off was captured on video. Debris swirled overhead as the twister moved through the area along Hull Street near between Genito and Courthouse roads.

Florence’s deluge raises death toll to 32

Historic and likely catastrophic flooding is expected, as dams and levees threaten to fail and rivers have not yet crested across the Carolinas.

VIDEOS: Tornadoes rip through Central Virginia

NBC12 viewers have sent numerous videos and photos as tornadoes ripped through Central Virginia on Monday afternoon.

Cajun Navy rescues hundreds in Carolinas

The Cajun Navy first emerged in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to rescue folks caught in the storm’s floodwaters.

Tractor trailer driving over SC highway as it collapses

It happened just north of Chesterfield on Highway 145 North near Jimmy Creek.

S. Carolina woman fled to Florida from Florence and was greeted with a stranger’s kindness

A woman fled Florence from Myrtle Beach, SC to Sarasota, FL, and a stranger bestowed an act of kindness in a parking lot.

Florence brings heavy rains, dangerous flooding even as it weakens

Officials say the biggest worry in coming days is the flooding of inland rivers across North and South Carolina and Virginia.

TS Florence death toll climbs to 11

Tropical Storm Florence is moving slowly inland and south, causing catastrophic flooding over North and South Carolina.

Florence now a tropical storm, leaves several dead, ‘catastrophic’ flood warnings in effect

Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, claimed fives lives in North Carolina as it pounds the region with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, dangerous surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes.

‘FLORIDA MAN IS HERE!!!!!’: Flag-waving, head-banging man defies Florence

A Florida man defied hurricane-force winds in nothing but his skivvies, banging his head and waving the American flag to the Slayer song “Raining Blood."

Verizon Wireless offering free cell service to customers impacted by Hurricane Florence

According to a press release, the offer is available from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17 for postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia, and are in the direct path of the storm.

Hurricane Florence becomes Category 1; outer bands lash coast, catastrophic flooding expected

The impact of Florence will be widespread, with forecasters saying the biggest concerns are the hurricane's torrential rainfall, life-threatening storm surge and potential for flash flooding.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week.

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2, still threatens millions of homes

The path of the storm affects homes of more than 5 million people, and more than 1 million have been ordered to evacuate. The storm is about 300 miles wide and will bring epic flooding.

Cajun Navy to deliver donations to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

The Baton Rouge Police Department, Behind the Line, and Back the Blue collected truckloads of donations for Texas during Hurricane Harvey and now, the leftovers are going to help others.

Watch Hurricane Florence come ashore on live cams along the East Coast

Watch the surf become increasingly dangerous from as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas.

Strengthening Hurricane Florence eyes Carolinas, 1 million ordered to evacuate

Forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to make landfall in the Carolinas as a dangerous category 4 hurricane by early Friday morning.

With Florence approaching, a look back at other major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas

It’s rare for major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas. But with Florence headed that way, here’s a look back at how similar storms have impacted the states.

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence explodes into potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane, closes in on North and South Carolina

The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

University of North Carolina at Wilmington urges students to leave campus by Monday for a safer location with Florence still hundreds of miles away