The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted a series of images Thursday night showing some of the wreckage Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael caused in parts of Florida.
NOAA published images of Mexico Beach, Florida, after the small town absorbed most of the initial blast from Michael.
The images are a stark reminder of what a Category 4 hurricane is capable of doing given the right circumstances.
The before images show a small, thriving ocean-front town, replete with commercial buildings and homes.
Photos of the town after Michael rolled through appear to show an area sandblasted by sharp winds and torrential rain.
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