Unlike in South Florida, the state's Panhandle region did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago.
Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multi-billion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims.
Search-and-rescue teams find body in Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael; authorities express little doubt death toll will rise as searchers continue their work.
Neighboring Gulf Coast communities see very different sides of Hurricane Michael's fury.
Eleven-year-old Georgia girl dies when Hurricane Michael hurls debris through a roof, fatally striking the child in the head.
Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales.
Images trickle out of Michael's vast devastation.
Marc Weinberg and Travis Ragsdale are in the Florida Panhandle covering the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
A tractor trailer left from United Utility Supply on Champions Trace Thursday afternoon.
Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon with 155 mph winds.