Destruction for Miles and Miles

Mexico Beach

Search and Rescue Begins Amid Ruins of Florida Coast

Some people elected to ride the hurricane out.

That was not a good move. At least six are dead. More will come.


A Search and Rescue Effort Begins amid ruins of Florida Coast.

Search-and-rescue teams rushed on Thursday to reach communities that Hurricane Michael leveled, hoping to find survivors of the powerful storm after its rampage through the Florida Panhandle and beyond left buildings collapsed and splintered, hospitals damaged, roads and water systems compromised and more than a million homes and businesses without electricity.

Although it was clear by afternoon that the storm had caused widespread damage, some areas remained largely cut off, and the authorities were trying to deploy rescuers by helicopter and boat.

“This is a very dense part of the state, so it’s going to be a lot of work to get to everybody,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said. “But we will get to everybody.”

Related Flooding Hits Virginia

Video of Destroyed Homes

Wow. So sad.

Mike "Mish"Shedlock

Hurricane Michael Strengthens to Cat 3, Heads for Florida Panhandle

Evacuations are underway as Hurricane Michael strengthened to category 3.

Michael Near Cat 5: "Florida Coastline Will Be Changed for Decades"

Hurricane Michael strengthened to Cat 4 and nears Cat 5. Strongest storm ever on the Panhandle.

Texas Power Outages Stretch Into Third Day, Millions are Still Without Electricity

As of Wednesday morning, 2.7 million Texans remained without electric power despite record demand.

Millions of People Without Electricity in California

Widespread power outages leave million of Californians without electric power.

5.6 Million Asked to Evacuate, Largest Evacuation in History, Full-Scale Emergency in Keys

The hurricane models now suggest Irma will veer west, missing a direct hit on Miami.

Michael Moore Flashback: In Praise of Venezuela

"Oil for the People": Michael Moore is in praise of Chavez ending poverty in Venezuela.

Q&A With Michael Pettis on the Coronavirus Impact

I had this interesting Tweet conversation with Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets on the coronavirus.

Physicist Stephan Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could Destroy Us

At the opening ceremony of the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday, Stephen Hawking claimed artificial intelligence could be the greatest advance in human history or that it could completely destroy us.

Hugo Salinas Price and Michael Pettis on the Trade Imbalance Dilemma

Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets gets to the heart of the trade imbalance issue in his email update today: “The Trade Imbalance Dilemma and Soaring Chinese Debt“.