Florida officials fear Michael’s death toll will rise

  • Gerald Herbert / Associated Press

    Lavonia Fortner helps her father-in-law, John E. Fortner, search for memorabilia his wife collected, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday. His wife died in 2010 and his home was destroyed by the storm.

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — 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.