‘There’s Nothing Left Here Anymore’: Hurricane Michael Leaves Mexico Beach, Florida, In Ruins

 Friday, October 12, 2018


Mexico Beach, Florida, is not just destroyed. For the most part, it’s not there anymore.
From a helicopter, you can see many of the homes and hotels that populated this beachside town of about 1,200 are gone. A few houses and other structures remain standing, but they’re the exceptions.
Hurricane Michael’s wind and storm surge ripped up buildings like posies and carried them inland. Where homes once stood, offering premium views of the Gulf of Mexico, a few boards lay scattered across foundations