The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday that it needs nearly $5 billion in additional funding to help rebuild two bases damaged by hurricanes and floods.
Florida officials announced Tuesday that Hurricane Michael has killed 16 people in the state.
The death toll from Hurricane Michael climbed to 19 on Monday after a body was found in Mexico Beach, Florida.
As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida.
The students and staff at Jinks Middle School have dealt with disaster before. Last year, they welcomed children who were displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle with frightening fury.
When Hurricane Michael makes landfall today, it will hit Panama City, Florida, first. As a Category 4 storm, it will be the strongest storm to ever hit the city.
A suspect who had barricaded himself on Tuesday in his Panama City, Florida, home after an earlier shooting was later found dead in the residence, authorities said.