Photos show widespread destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

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Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, causing widespread and sometimes catastrophic damage. 

So far, two people have died as a result of the storm.

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As Michael, now a tropical storm, moves toward the Carolinas, photos are surfacing of the destruction it’s already left in its wake. 

Trees and road signs are bent backwards, homes and businesses have been ripped open, and debris is strewn everywhere. Many buildings have been crushed by trees.

Haley Nelson stands in front of what is left of one of her fathers trailer homes after hurricane Michael passed through the area .

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People walk past damaged stores after hurricane Michael passed through downtown Panama City, Florida.

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Broken awnings in Panama City, Florida.

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Trees on top of a home in Panama City, Florida.

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