Florida Panhandle Town in Ruins After Hurricane Michael Roared Through Area
Inside Edition's Steven Fabian tagged along with a rescue team going from house to house.
Inside Edition’s Steven Fabian joined the rescue teams in Mexico beach, Florida, going house to house and witnessing the devastation firsthand.
He described the area as "totally decimated."
One resident told Inside Edition he just wants to "get out of here alive" following the mammoth storm.
Officials believe the area may be without power for up to a month.
There are long lines for groceries and other basic supplies at a Walmart in Panama City, but people are facing hardship with grit and determination.
A thriving mall in Mariana would see nearly 23,000 shoppers a day, but it's now a pile of rubble.
The front wall of a nearby grocery store was completely blown out.
“You've got to think people were working here just a few days ago, probably gathering supplies for the storm, and now look at this place. It's destroyed,” Fabian said.
Many homes have also been demolished, including one where a tree was uprooted and crashed through the brick wall of a bedroom.
Fabian spoke to a woman inside the house at the time, who said it's a "miracle" she survived.
Trending on Inside Edition
Tourists May Have Caught Gabby Petito's Van on Video as They Drove Through Wyoming's Grand Teton National ParkCrime
Video Shows Pandemonium as Storm Knocks Down Tent, Injuring Guests at Atlanta WeddingNews
Mystery as 4 Friends Found Shot to Death in Wisconsin Cornfield, Police Have Scant Leads and No MotiveCrime
Inside Edition Investigates if NYC Restaurants Are Checking if Indoor Diners Are Vaccinated as Per New RuleInvestigative
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Daughters Say They Were Cut Out of Their Dad's Life After Mom's DeathEntertainment
Gabby Petito in Tears After Aug. 12 Fight With Boyfriend in Utah, Bodycam Video ShowsCrime