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Coloradans volunteering in Florida

Posted at 6:03 AM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 08:03:50-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado volunteers are among hundreds of people helping out in Florida after entire communities were blown away by Hurricane Michael.

From Florida to Virginia, thirteen people are confirmed dead as a result of the hurricane. Search and rescue teams have begun to find bodies in the hardest hit areas like Mexico Beach. We don’t know the details on numbers or identities other than knowing there were people who defied the mandatory evacuation orders.

Unfortunately, Mexico Beach was flattened and the death toll is expected to rise as the search continues.

More than a million people from Florida all the way up to Maryland are without power and many of those are also without running water.

We’ll continue to track search and rescue efforts throughout the weekend.