Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

This undated photo provided by the Garone Family shows Agnes “Aggie” Vicari. Vicari has been reported as missing after attempting to stay in her Mexico Beach, Fla., home during Hurricane Michael. (Courtesy of the Garone Family)

In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Mishelle McPherson looks for her friend Agnes Vicari in the rubble of her home in Mexico Beach, Fla. Vicari stayed in her home during Hurricane Michael and has not been found. The storm that ravaged the Panhandle left incredible destruction, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.