Further details were not immediately available.
The death toll from Hurricane Michael increased to 11 people across three states, including five fatalities reported Friday in Virginia, according to the state's Department of Emergency Management.
While some in the lesser-hit areas, like Tallahassee, started to get their power back on Thursday, more than 350,000 people remained without power in the Panhandle Friday morning.
Debris caused by Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct 12, 2018.
Coastal cities in Florida have been destroyed with flooding and homes and businesses ripped apart from the storm packing 155 miles per hour winds, 2 miles per hour shy of a Category 5 storm, three days ago.
Aerial footage shows the extent of the damage from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach.
Damaged homes are seen along the water's edge in the aftermath of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
In Mexico Beach, the army used heavy equipment to clear a path in the debris and allow rescuers through to search for trapped residents, survivors, or casualties, as Blackhawk helicopters circled overhead.
"Dawn in Panama City, Florida, revealed a sprawling mess of nearly unimaginable devastation wrought by the third-most powerful hurricane in recorded history to lash the USA mainland", as Fox News reported. The IRS says it will automatically provide relief for people with addresses in the counties designated a disaster area.
As of Thursday, authorities said that 280 people were missing.
About 5,000 USA servicemen were deployed to help with relief and recovery efforts, the Pentagon said, using 100 helicopters and 1,800 high-water vehicles.
Michael crashed ashore near Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon as one of the most powerful storms in United States history, with winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour).
In one community, Panama City, most homes were still standing, but no property was left undamaged.
In its violent battering of the southeastern U.S., Hurricane Michael left floodwaters, wind-wrecked buildings and power outages in its wake.
"We were going to establish a mortuary location".
More than 940,000 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power and it could be weeks before power is restored to the most damaged parts of Florida. The Coast Guard reported rescuing 129 people. "Everything's gone. I didn't even know our road was our road", said Tiffany Marie Plushnik, 25, an evacuee who returned to find her home in Sandy Creek too damaged to live in. "It was very bad, and now there's just nothing left".