“This is a war zone. How are you going to get out of here? This city is destroyed. The whole area … they’re going to tear down these houses and rebuild it. You’re not going to recognize Mexico Beach.” As the death toll rises to 12, officials are still coming to terms with Hurricane Michael’s trail of devastation.

+ “Rescue teams have reached 80 percent of the disaster zone, deploying across a vast area from the Florida coast to the Georgia border to look for survivors, and that search continued Friday. But state emergency officials said they were happily canceling plans to roll out refrigerator vehicles to serve as temporary morgues.”