“First the cars started floating by and stuff and all the debris was in the air and the wind was just so strong and stuff. The next thing, the water. When the water came in, houses started floating in front of our home and stuff. And then once you seen that, then everything went black. You couldn’t see anything anywhere. The storm was so strong.” With rescue operations still underway, Floridians begin to assess Michael’s massive damage. Here’s the latest.

+ Photos of the destruction from InFocus and CNN.

+ And the longer term forecast from the NYT: “One critically important and underreported fact is that as temperatures rise, absolute humidity, the total amount of moisture in the air, will also increase. That may create combinations of heat and humidity so extreme that the evaporation of human sweat won’t sufficiently cool our bodies.”