The president stated that the government's immediate priorities are food, water and safety for storm victims. "And it really ups the ante a whole lot more".
The state has officially acknowledged just two deaths so far - and one death was in northeast Florida, far from the ground-zero fury of the Category 4 storm. After landing in Panama City, he visited Lynn Haven, another hard-hit city. The president will fly over some of those areas today. As a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Michael was one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in USA history. Plus there were four freezers filled with fish and meat that were starting to spoil and smell.
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She insisted allegations of her husband's infidelities are not a concern. Rollins extolled the virtues of first responders.
By one count, state officials said, 285 people in Mexico Beach defied mandatory evacuation orders and stayed behind. "What they were not thrilled with was this hurricane", Trump told reporters in Macon.
Nanya Thompson, 68, of Lynn Haven, said of the president: "He's doing this, I believe, to project a different image of himself because of all the bad publicity he's had".
'If we lose only one life, to me that's going to be a miracle, ' Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told Florida media.
Trump praised Rick Scott, the Florida governor, for his response to the storm, saying: "The job they've done is Florida has been incredible".
One who did, Albert Blackwell, was preparing on Saturday to cover holes in the roof of his apartment and take a chain saw to trees that fell and broke his windows just outside Panama City.
The facilities sustained significant roof damage, as well as damage to infrastructure critical for security. He was trying to find shelter for his four children and other family members.
Melissa and Rodney Reinhardt spent days wondering whether Rodney's 79-year-old father survived the storm at his home in the devastated Port St. Joe area.
Many places are still without power in seven states from Florida to Virginia and rescue efforts have been hindered by fallen trees and other debris blocking roads.
It was unclear how many people were missing.
He said the day's biggest objective was "just making sure everyone is safe, that they're fed". But co-founder Matthew Marchetti said it was still looking for more than 1,350.
Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputies are hard at work assisting people in the northwest part of the state. There's no cell phone service and some families still haven't spoken to their loved ones.
Power lines and telephone networks remained out of service in many neighborhoods, with only major highways cleared.
Gee then contact the Bay County Emergency Management, who sent deputies to the home and rescued the group. Numerous 600 families who live there had followed orders to pack what they could in a single suitcase as they were evacuated.
Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.