3. Pan to house surrounded by water from wide of man on lawn tractor backing up
4. Officials launching a rescue boat
5. Various of resident John Gouge walking on a flooded street
6. SOUNDBITE (English) John Gouge, resident, St. Marks:
"You live on the coast, this is what you get. So it's just a matter of picking up the pieces and putting it back together, their lives back together."
7. Wide of Gouge walking on a flooded street
8. SOUNDBITE (English) John Gouge, resident, St. Marks:
"Some of these houses are condemned in here still from 2005 (Hurricane Dennis). This house right over here. This house here hasn't been lived in since 2005, so I imagine some people are going to pull out. But the St. Marks people they've been here a long time, they're well established residents and I assume most people are going to rebuild, of course."
9. Various of flooded post office
10. A flooded street
11. The top of a tree lying next to a house surrounded by water
12. Pickup truck slowly driving through flooded street UPSOUND: (English) Gary Adams, resident, St. Marks: "We're home owners."
13 . SOUNDBITE (English) Gary Adams, resident, St. Marks:
"We've lived down here almost all our lives so, ya, that's, that's second nature. You know when you hear something like this coming. You know a Cat 1, we probably would have stayed. Where it was coming in. But when it started going up to a Cat 2 then, that was that was marginal. When it hit three and four, that was time to pack and go because you don't know, you know, you don't know exactly how much wind is going to come in behind it, how much and the surge they we're talking about? That scared us, well that didn't scares us but that did us more aware of getting out.
14. Various of Adams stopping pickup truck and backing up
Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.
St. Marks, Florida, near the coast, was hit by flooding.