Hurricane Michael: deadly storm hits Carolinas after ‘obliterating’ Florida coast – live updates | US news

11.53am EDT11:53 The Guardian’s Jamiles Lartey, who weathered the storm in Marianna, Florida, has re-established contact and will be filing a dispatch on the ground shortly. Jamiles Lartey (@JamilesLartey) Hey all thanks for your concerns and well wishes. I’m safe here in Marianna– Towers are back online, no doubt thanks to the folks I met …

‘Worst yet to come’: 16 dead as North Carolina faces Florence flooding | World news

As the death toll from Florence rose and hundreds were rescued from their flooded homes, North Carolina slid into the next stage of the disaster: catastrophic flooding. On Saturday Mitch Colvin, mayor of Fayetteville, told reporters: “The worst is yet to come.” On Sunday, the death toll in North and South Carolina rose to 16; …