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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) -- President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Florida and Georgia Monday afternoon to tour the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Michael and to highlight the ongoing recovery efforts as dozens still remain missing in the wake of the deadly storm.

As he toured a ravaged neighborhood street in Lynn Haven, Florida, the president called it "total devastation."

"To see this personally is very, very tough,” Trump said, having observed badly damaged homes and trees that had been knocked off and pulled up by their roots.

“It seemed almost like a giant tornado, a really wide tornado,” Trump said as he spoke with the mayor of the city in front of cameras during his neighborhood tour.

The president, along with the first lady, Gov. Rick Scott, and the local mayor, greeted one resident Michael Rollins, whose home was visibly damaged – the roof had blue tarp over it, the front façade of the home was quite damaged, the yard was completely torn up, with lots of mud and trees ripped up by their roots.

At a relief distribution center, the president handed out water bottles and applauded the work of first responders, FEMA, and Gov Scott and marveled at the response effort.

“We are doing more than anybody would have ever done," Trump said. "And probably, there hasn’t been hits like this, not very often, they say 50 years there was one that had this kind of power, 50 years, that’s a long time.”

Speaking to reporters on the tarmac at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, the president repeatedly touted the coordination with the local government said the priority is ensuring displaced residents are safe and have access to food and water.

“The job they've done in Florida has been incredible, and likewise I'm hearing in Georgia pretty good things,” Trump said. “Just making sure everyone's safe, that they're fed, you know many of these people, they have no – they have no home. Some of them have no trace of a home, you wouldn't even know it just got blown right off the footing. So our big thing is feeding and water and safety.”

In Georgia, the president visited a Red Cross center where he received a briefing from local leaders about the ongoing recovery efforts.

He visited a farm in Macon, Georgia, where he met with pecan and cotton farmers who told him about the damage to their crops and trees caused by the storm. In the case of some tree crops, it can take up to ten years before a destroyed tree can be replaced.

"You just got hit dead center?" Trump could be heard asking one farmer.

"That's a hell of a story," Trump told him after listening to his story. "You're going to make it."

"You're going to be okay, you watch," the president told another farmer after listening to his story.

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NOAA/Twitter (MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) -- Five days after Hurricane Michael roared into the Florida Panhandle, decimating the seaside community of Mexico Beach, rescuers appear to have some good news -- just three people remain missing in the city that was torn apart by the Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Michael's death toll has climbed to 18 and officials feared the number of people killed by the storm would increase as crews sifted through the wreckage of once-bustling oceanside cities, including Mexico Beach and Panama City Beach, the Associated Press reported.

In Mexico Beach, three of those who didn't evacuate were missing still unaccounted for on Monday, city manager Tanya Castro told ABC News.

She said search and rescue teams were making their final sweep of the area and they’re optimistic about finding the other three.

Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey had said 289 people, including 10 children, decided to stay put despite evacuation orders, and rode out the storm, which made landfall there on Wednesday. Michael devastated homes and businesses in Mexico Beach, which has a population of nearly 1,200.

The powerful storm sounded like a freight train when it barreled into nearby Panama City, said resident Jackie Lane, who was overcome with emotion recalling her experience to ABC News on Monday.

Lane, her husband and her son rode out the storm on the second story of an inn down the street from her home. She and her son raced into the bathtub, she said, as her husband sat on the floor and put his feet up against the bathroom door to hold it.

"It was already splitting," she said of the door, her voice shaking, "and the roof came, the ceiling came off."

"For about three hours it just sucked us in and sucked us out, sucked us in and sucked us out," she said. "I thought I was gonna lose my husband cause the door was cracking. And the stove and refrigerator that was in there, we could hear them just backing together and clanging around. We seen the stove fly across us. We seen all the debris, trees, pieces of everything."

The entire second story of that inn is now gone.

"We lost everything," Lane said. "We're lucky to have our lives."

Of the 18 people killed as the hurricane swept through the Florida Panhandle, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina, only one confirmed death was reported in Mexico Beach. When Michael made landfall there, winds topped out around 155 mph.

Michael knocked out power across the South, and Monday over 280,000 remained powerless across four states, including 150,000 in Florida.

President Donald Trump toured some of the hurricane-hit Sunshine State Monday with Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Trump called it "total devastation" as he toured a badly damaged neighborhood in Lynn Haven.

"To see this personally, is very, very tough," he said.

The storm not only destroyed homes and businesses in the city, it destroyed the Mexico Beach Police Department.

"We don't have a building -- from my understanding, the water surge moved it off its foundation," Police Chief Anthony Kelly told ABC News on Friday. "The officers, I finally made accountability of them all today, two days after the fact. ... They're not just my officers, the people that I work with, they're my family."

Emily Mitchell returned on Saturday afternoon to what was left of the house her family owned in Mexico Beach. The roof was ripped off and walls were blown in. She called it a "total loss."

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) -- The seaside community of Mexico Beach, Florida, was demolished by Hurricane Michael -- but one family's newly-built concrete home survived virtually untouched.

"Hurricanes happen and so we intended to build it to survive" and pass through the generations, Dr. Lebron Lackey told ABC News of the vacation home he built last year with his uncle.

When Category 4 Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach Wednesday with winds around 155 mph, Lackey was home in Tennessee, "nauseated" as he monitored the house security camera, watching footage of the winds and debris whipping by.

Lackey wasn't confident the home would survive, afraid he would lose the roof at any moment.

"I was watching the corner of the roof buck like an airplane wing. And I was watching the air pass by with debris in it about the speed of which you'd expect to see in an airplane," he said.

For Lackey and his uncle, the goal during construction just last year was to go "overboard to preserve the structure." He said they often went the extra mile to add more concrete -- especially in corners.

Making small accommodations as they went, he said they often "went one step further" beyond the building codes, like when they added 1-foot thick concrete walls as well as steel cables to hold the roof steady.

They also built the ground floor out of tall pilings, with the house elevated above it, to create a ground floor structure intended to give way with massive storm surge if necessary -- and "sure enough it did," he said.

Lackey said he only felt the house was vulnerable in the corner of the roof from an "airplane wing effect."

Lackey said the additions weren't very expensive and called them "totally worth it."

To others looking to build their dream beach home, Lackey recommends studying "the environment where you are and take whatever you hear and expect it to be worse than that. And if you want to have it last, build it above and beyond."

"I'm a fan of concrete construction," he added.

Though Lackey's family's home is standing strongly in the sand, it's surrounded by destruction.

Michael demolished nearly every Mexico Beach home and business in its path, including the Mexico Beach Police Department.

Of the 18 confirmed fatalities from Hurricane Michael, one was in Mexico Beach.

"These are great people," Lackey said of Mexico Beach residents, describing it as a small, family town.

"We will rebuild," he said. "We're coming back."

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Jason Littlejohn(NEW YORK) -- A community meeting was called Monday to address the firestorm that erupted in one Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood after a white woman claimed to have been sexually assaulted by a 9-year-old black boy as she shopped in a corner store.

On Wednesday, video taken by a resident captured Teresa Klein apparently on the phone with a 911 operator after she claimed the child had grabbed her butt inside the store.

"That's right. Her son grabbed my a--," Klein could be heard saying on her cellphone. "And, she [the mother] decided to yell at me. There are security cameras in this bodega."

The young boy and his sister, dressed in school uniforms and carrying shopping bags, could be seen and heard crying and calling for their mother as she and other customers and residents tried to address Klein's accusations.

"'Cornerstore Caroline,' that's what that is," one person could be heard saying on the video. "Don't cry, little man."

Klein also claimed that she called the police because the child’s mother was aggressive.

"I felt someone grab my a--. I said, 'Don't touch my a--.' The woman flew at me, claimed she was a police officer, threatened to arrest me and I called 911," Klein told ABC affiliate WABC-TV. On Friday, Klein returned to the store, as residents and local media stood by, to finally watch the surveillance video. Footage from inside the store showed the boy's book bag grazing Klein's butt. His hands, which did not touch her, were in plain sight on surveillance video.

Klein later apologized on video to the boy after seeing the footage. The child and his family have not yet been identified.

"Young man, I don't know your name but I'm sorry," she said.

The hashtag "Cornerstore Caroline" lit up on social media almost immediately after a video of Klein watching the surveillance footage was released. The video was taken by a man named Jason Littlejohn, who posted it Facebook.

Littlejohn encouraged people to "make this go viral" in his post. As of Monday, the video had been viewed nearly 8 million times.

"She basically said I'm calling the cops on you. She didn't say the mom or anybody else. She said I'm calling the cops on you and that poor, little boy, man. Wherever he is, whoever he is, hopefully there is millions of people that, they want to help him out," Littlejohn told WABC-TV.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams planned a community meeting at the store about the incident for Monday.

"We're definitely going to make a movement out here," Littlejohn said in a Facebook post Sunday. "We're going to stop people -- I will say, people -- from dialing 911 unnecessarily...It's gotta stop, people...We will not let this continue to happen."

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NYPD(NEW YORK) -- Police released photos of three men allegedly involved in a violent clash between right- and left-wing protesters in New York City last week.

Investigators with the New York Police Department say the three took part in a brutal brawl Friday night between protesters and members of the right-wing Proud Boys organization, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Police said two of the people wanted for questioning were seen kicking a victim lying on the sidewalk and the other was observed punching a victim who was trying to run away.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio urged witnesses to speak up if they had any information about the fight.

“The NYPD is fully investigating last night’s attack involving the Proud Boys. If you know anything, the NYPD wants your help,” De Blasio said in a statement. “Hate is never welcome in NYC and we will punish those responsible — whether they threw punches or incited violence — to the fullest extent of the law.”

Cuomo struck a more pointed tone in his statement and called out the Proud Boys by name.

“Hate cannot and will not be tolerated in New York. Here's a message from a Queens boy to the so-called 'proud boys' – NY has zero tolerance for your bs,” the governor wrote in a tweet.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that monitors extremist activity, classifies the Proud Boys as a hate group due to its alleged use of anti-Muslim and white nationalist rhetoric. The Proud Boys group describes itself as “western chauvinists,” but it denies ties to the racist “alt-right” movement.

Chaos erupted near the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City at around 8:30 p.m. Friday as demonstrators gathered to protest a speech there by Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes.

The club said some protesters threw glass bottles at attendees as they exited the venue.

“Gavin’s talk on Friday night, while at times was politically incorrect and a bit edgy, was certainly not inciting violence,” the Metropolitan Republican Club wrote in a statement, noting that its building had been vandalized ahead of the event.

Three others were already arrested in connection to the incident.

Finbarr Slonim, 20, of Manhattan, and Kai Russo, 20, of Brooklyn, were arrested in the wake of the event on robbery and assault charges, according to police. A third man, 35-year-old Caleb Perkins, of Manhattan, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault and resisting arrest, police said.

Investigators released video from the scene on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, showing the wanted men throwing punches as others cheered “USA” in the background. Officials said they could not confirm whether those arrested were associated with a particular group.

Police said they were wanted for questioning and no charges have been filed.

“We continue to investigate the violent incident on the UES on Friday night, and need information regarding these persons-of-interest,” the NYPD wrote in a tweet Saturday. “No complaints have been filed. If you were the victim of a crime, or have information about the incident, please call 1-800-577-TIPS. @NYPDTips.”

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Courtesy D'Arreion Toles(ST. LOUIS) -- A white woman in St. Louis was fired after videos went viral of her trying to block a black man from entering his own apartment building on Saturday.

D'Arreion Toles recorded his attempts to enter his apartment complex after returning home late from work. The woman can be seen standing in the doorway, asking what unit Toles lives in, and to see his key fob.

"It's not your building, you're not the owner," Toles says in the video before getting past her. The woman continues to follow Toles up to his fourth-floor loft and demands to find out whom he's "going to see" and “why he's there."

Toles asked her to stop following him, but she continued as he used his keys to open his door. Toles told ABC News that 30 minutes later police showed up because the woman had called 911.

Toles posted the videos to his Facebook page early Saturday morning and they've been viewed more than 5 million times. He wrote that the videos show what it's like "to be a black man in America" and "this is America in 2018."

The woman's employer, Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate properties, said in a statement on its website that the company was aware of the video and that the woman had been terminated.

"The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds," the statement continued. "We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company."

The woman’s estranged husband, Brandon Mueller, posted a public video to his Facebook page condemning his ex-partner’s behavior.

“As a man of color I have spent most of my professional career teaching others the importance of diversity and inclusion,” Mueller said. He hopes that the community will “not allow others ignorance to incite anger and hatred, but to use it as an opportunity to learn, grow, and promote love.”

This is the latest video that has gone viral of a white person threatening to call the police on a black person for performing daily tasks.

Internet users were quick to dub the woman in the video "Apartment Patty" after a woman dubbed "Permit Patty" who threatened to call 911 on an 8-year-old black girl for selling bottled water without a permit in California.

Toles says this isn't a time for negativity and asked people to send the woman "positive waves of energy."

"I wish anybody well," Toles said.

ABC News has reached out to Brandon Mueller for comment and is working to confirm the identity of the woman in the video.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- To hear Alex Halderman tell it, hacking the vote is easy.

The University of Michigan professor is on a crusade to demonstrate how vulnerable American voting machines are, and some of his arguments are quite compelling. He has rigged mock elections. He has testified to the machines’ vulnerabilities in Congress and in court. He has even managed to turn a commonly used voting machine into an iteration of the classic arcade game Pac-Man.

“They’re just computers at the end of the day,” said Halderman, who told the Senate Intelligence Committee last year that states should move back to paper ballots. “Often with voting machines, when you open it up, it’s not that different from a desktop PC or mobile device. The only difference is that it’s going to be 10 years out of date, or sometimes 20 years.”

Election officials, on the other hand, say those concerns are overblown. Hacking the vote, according to them, would be all but impossible, because it would be too difficult for hackers to gain physical access to the machines on Election Day without drawing notice.

“In the real world of elections, it’s ludicrous,” said Clifford Rodgers, administrator of elections in Knox County, Tenn. “We’ve got people watching people come in to vote.They’re not coming in with screwdrivers to open it up. They’re not coming in with computers.”

With the midterms fast approaching amid the ongoing fallout from Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, concerns about vote hacking have never been higher. But while academics, cybersecurity professionals, and hackers say American votes can be hacked, election officials insist they can’t. Understanding the dispute is key to understanding how secure – or not -- American elections are.

In a January 2018 report, the Congressional Task Force on Election Security warned that “many jurisdictions are using voting machines that are highly vulnerable to an outside attack.” Cybersecurity professionals concur. Voting machines are “not designed to face any sort of hostile environment,” said Ryan Kalember, a vice president at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, which says they work to combat phishing attacks against election officials.

And organizers of the annual DEF CON hacking conference wrote of this year’s effort to probe three different types of voting machine models that “the number and severity of vulnerabilities discovered on voting equipment still used throughout the United States today was staggering.”

Most states still use either paper ballots or machines that record votes both individually on a cash-register-style roll of paper and store them electronically, but thirty percent of U.S. voters choose their candidates on electronic voting machines that involve no individualized paper record, according to Verified Voting, a group that advocates for paper ballots. Five states — Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, and South Carolina — use paperless electronic voting machines statewide, and another ten used them in some counties in 2016, according to the independent, bipartisan Election Assistance Commission.

Those paperless machines have drawn the most concern, as election-security experts worry that a hack won’t be detectable without a paper trail. And while there is little doubt that many machines are technically hackable, there is widespread debate over whether it is practically possible.

One major point of contention is physical security.

For example, with regard to the AVC Edge – a voting machine used in 956 counties in 10 states – DEF CON’s report notes that hacking the vote would involve opening the machine casing with a screwdriver, swapping a removable memory device with a hacked one, and closing the machine back up.

But the DEF CON report has drawn both praise and pushback. The National Association of Secretaries of State pointed out that the “unlimited physical access” to machines at the hacking convention “does not replicate accurate physical and cyber protections” when votes are actually cast.

Questions have also been raised about how securely the machines are stored prior to Election Day. Verified Voting President Marian Schneider suggested unattended machines could be tampered with by bad actors.

“They’re not secured all the time. Nobody enforces it,” Schneider said. “They’re delivered to where they’re going to be voted on, and they sit there for a week.”

Vulnerability via Internet is another matter of debate.

Election officials make a consistent point: Their machines are not connected to the Internet, meaning hackers can’t reach them from afar. Nor are they (usually) connected to each other, meaning a hacker would have to attack many machines to change votes on a broad scale.

“I don’t think anybody can get into our machines, so security wise, I am not concerned about them,” Delaware Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove told ABC News in August.

Cybersecurity experts, however, aren’t so sure. Sophisticated hackers can breach even those “air-gapped” networks, they say, and voting machines might come into contact with the Internet in other ways. Experts point to potential vulnerabilities along the supply chain of a vote, perhaps in the computers used to program the voting machines or those used to tally the votes.

“The argument that you have to hack them one by one is a misconception, in my opinion,” DEF CON organizer Harri Hursti told ABC News, because “the programming of the voting machines is always coming from a central location” that could be hacked.

Practices vary widely county by county , and some states have been more active than others in addressing threats, which can make the overall landscape of vulnerabilities difficult to assess.

“It’s absolutely a patchwork of strengths and weaknesses,” Halderman said.

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PA State Police/Facebook(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- A missing Pennsylvania teenager may have left to hike the Appalachian Trail, authorities said.

Corey Lee Bliesath, 15, was last seen at his home in Swatara Township near Harrisburg around 9 p.m. Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday.

Bliesath had been talking about going to Florida by way of the Appalachian Trail, his family told police.

The Appalachian Trail runs north to south, from Maine down to Georgia. It passes right by Harrisburg.

Hiking and camping are the boy's hobbies, and he has basic survival skills, his family said, according to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Beohm.

Bliesath's interest in hiking the Appalachian Trail has grown in recent weeks, his family told police, though it's unclear why, Beohm told ABC News.

"I don't think he's in any danger other than he's 15 and he may be walking on the Appalachian Trail by himself," Beohm said.

Police said that by showing the teen's photo to the public, he may be safely located more quickly, Beohm said.

Bliesath is described as 5-foot-4 and about 105 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call 717-865-2194.

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Subscribe To This Feed COUNTY, Ky.) -- Kentucky mom is expressing outrage after viewing surveillance video of a teacher dragging her son through the hallway at school, an incident she says left him bruised and traumatized.

Jo Grayson found it hard to contain her anger in an interview on Sunday after the Fayette County Public Schools released footage showing a teacher and a nurse dragging her 11-year-old son, Thatcher, through the hallways of one of its schools.

At one point during the video, Thatcher, who has autism and is nonverbal, appeared to scream as the employees dragged him up a flight of stairs, while his service dog stood helplessly nearby.

“It was terrible because it’s my child,” Grayson told ABC News. “I mean, I don’t understand how anybody could do that to any child, regardless of whether or not they have a disability.

“I was initially told that he was having a meltdown, but the truth is, he wasn’t having a meltdown,” she added.

Grayson said the school notified her via text message when the incident occurred last month, but it never mentioned that her son had been dragged.

“I got a text from the teacher that said that she and the nurse had to pick up my son,” Grayson said. “I was helping him dress because he needs a lot of help and I took off his shirt and I noticed all these marks on him.

“I got a call from somebody from Child Protective Services ... and she’s the one who told me what had actually occurred in the video -- that he’d been dragged down the hallway and some of the specifics about what were in the video,” she added.

School district officials said the incident took place at the Tates Creek Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sept. 14, and escalated when Thatcher refused to stand up in class.

School employees are trained to transport and/or restrain a student if they’re believed to be a danger to themselves or others, but the teachers didn’t follow the correct procedures in this situation, the school district said.

"Incidents of this nature –- in which an employee is acting outside of the district’s expectations and out of line with the training provided –- are isolated,” the Fayette County Public Schools said in a statement. “Our training is very explicit that physical restraint is a last resort only to be used when a student is a danger to themselves or others.

“The training also shows employees the proper ways to hold or transport students. In this case, neither of those standards were met,” it added.

School officials refused to disclose “details of individual personnel matters,” but said the teacher is no longer an employee. It did not say if the nurse, who is employed by the health department, had been penalized.

Grayson, on the other hand, has contacted a lawyer and is planning to purse legal measures. She said she agrees with the district's decision to dismiss the teacher, but she ultimately blamed the incident on poor training.

“I feel that had she had better training and know what to do in such a situation as that then the situation might not have happened at all,” Grayson told ABC News. “I feel like this was something that neither the school nurse or teacher were prepared for.”

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ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- More than two dozen people were injured on Sunday after a bus crossed a freeway divider and plowed into a passenger car on the 405 in Los Angeles.

The accident happened at about 1 p.m. local time and sent 25 people to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Authorities said five adults, aged 30 to 88 years old, were in serious condition.

The other 20 people suffered only minor injuries.

It was not clear whether the injured people were all on the bus or in the car.

The bus was carrying 37 passengers back from a church event at the Forum in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles ABC station KABC.

Debris was strewn all over the 405 Freeway from the accident.

"Incidents on a freeway are extremely dangerous to not only those involved but to first responders and bystanders," the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. "Upon arrival, firefighters found debris strewn across both sides of the freeway, causing an immediate full closure."

Forty patients in total were evaluated at the scene, but only 25 were sent to the hospital.

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NOAA(CALLAWAY, Fla.) -- As hundreds of rescuers combed the Florida Panhandle for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Amber Gee found her uncle and aunt when she used a government interactive satellite map and spotted their H-E-L-P message on the family's front lawn.

Gee, a mother of a 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, evacuated her home in Callaway, Florida, just south of hard-hit Panama City on Thursday, a day after the category 4 storm made landfall. She assumed her relatives followed suit.

But on Saturday, she was searching the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration interactive satellite map and to her astonishment saw the word H-E-L-P spelled out in logs on her grandmother's lawn in Youngstown, northeast of Panama City.

Her uncle, Ernest Gee, had used trees knocked down by the hurricane to cobble together the S.O.S., she told ABC News on Sunday.

"I was checking on damages in the area on houses that belong to my family and I came across my grandma's house," said Gee, 24. "And they had the word H-E-L-P written out in the yard."

While her grandmother, Emily Bently, who is in her 80s, had already evacuated, her uncle, Ernest, his wife and a friend of theirs stayed behind and ended up trapped, she said.

"I had been seeing this link to images all over Facebook and I decided to check it out," Gee said. "We lucked out and I was able to get some of my family some help and get them out of the property.

"I didn't think it was really going to work. ... But luckily enough, my uncle who was staying there and was thinking outside of the box, wrote the word H-E-L-P out."

After seeing the distress signal, Gee posted the image of the H-E-L-P message on the Bay County site and called her local emergency services officials and asked for a welfare check.

(MORE: Hurricane Michael updates: Death toll rises to 17 as 'tremendous number' unaccounted for in hard-hit Florida)

A team from the Dade County Sheriff's Department made it to the house about 2 a.m. on Sunday and rescued her family members and their friend.

"Apparently, they had to cut through a lot of downed trees to get there," Gee said.

Gee said she was relieved to hear her relatives were safe.

"The hurricane has turned everything upside down everywhere," she said. "Some were more fortunate than others. I'm just happy that everybody is safe and sound and, hopefully, soon we will all get through this together and recover from this storm."

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WABI(BANGOR, Maine) -- A 7-year-old boy who was not supposed to live past April was surprised with a police escort to his final cancer treatment.

Liam Silveira from Bangor, Maine, has been fighting high grade glioma for over a year. Doctors told his mother, Devin Silveira, that Liam’s cancer was aggressive and to prepare for the worst.

“Liam outliving the prognosis is a miracle,” Silveira told ABC News.

Liam has always dreamed of becoming a police officer when he grows up, so earlier this month, he was ecstatic to find a living room full of cops from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department on his last day of chemotherapy.

"When we came downstairs in the morning, there were five police cruisers in the driveway,” Silveira said.

The officers let Liam ride in the police cruiser, use the radio, and even gave him an honorary sheriff’s badge.

“He inspired us,” Sheriff Troy Martin said. “We thought we were here for him, and I think he’s done so much for our community and all of us.”

Liam’s mom was brought to tears watching the officers make her son’s day unforgettable.

“I cried just to see how many people came out to support him and show their love for him,” Silveira said. “It was really touching."

WABIAlthough Liam is not completely cured, his family is grateful he will not have to go through any more chemotherapy.

“I’m doing awesome!” Liam said.

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Spread The Vote(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Javier Munoz is on a mission.

The former star of hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” is trying to get people the identification cards they need to vote this November.

As the U.S. fast approaches the November midterm elections, Munoz is now the face of a 60-second video in English and Spanish created by an organization called Spread the Vote, which helps people get the photo ID required to vote in certain states.

“It is a huge opportunity for the Latinx community, to have their voices heard, especially in response to hurricane Maria and how that affected each and every life on that island,” Munoz told ABC News.

Nearly 200,000 Puerto Ricans left after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in Sept. 2017, the majority of them moving to Florida.

Florida is one of seven states that requires all voters showing up to the polls to have a photo ID card to vote.

“The IDs we are getting for people go way past the ballot,” Spread the Vote’s Florida State Director Gina Miles told ABC News. “They need IDs to survive. They need an ID to apply for a job, to apply for housing, for medical care, to enter food banks.”

Munoz still has family in Ponce and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and some of his family members were among the hundreds of thousands that relocated to Florida. He vividly remembers Hurricane Maria and its aftermath.

“It was so terrifying to go so long without hearing from them that still in just saying the names of where they live on the island of Puerto Rico, evokes an emotional response in me,” Munoz said.

Damaris Torres is one person who will be receiving a Florida driver’s license soon, thanks to help from Spread the Vote.

Torres, originally from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, left the island on Nov. 15 with her two daughters, one of whom was pregnant, as well as her 3-year-old granddaughter. They lived in a hotel in Orlando before the family was able to transfer their Section 8 housing status from the island to the mainland.

“We decided to come because I am diabetic and it was becoming very difficult with the insulin and all the medicine,” Torres said in Spanish.

Torres said that voting in November’s election is important because it ensures the well-being of her daughters and grandchildren.

“To get off the plane and to see how the island is doing was very depressing” Torres said about visiting the island after the hurricane, adding that thinking of her son who still lives in their old home on the south part of the island with limited power is what causes her the most pain.

Spread The Vote pays for and assists people who need to get updated birth certificates, notarized letters and other documents to and from Puerto Rico to ultimately get a driver’s license. The average cost to get a Florida driver’s license for someone from Puerto Rico is $34.

“You have all these people that were forced out of their homes because of a storm,” said Kat Calvin, a lawyer turned political organizer who founded Spread the Vote. “[T]hey now have the opportunity to elect someone who will actually do something and will actually care.”

The organization also helps people who are not from Puerto Rico but need voter identification cards.

“Ninety percent of the people that we help, the very first thing they say is ‘I can get a job now,’” said Calvin, adding that 77 percent of the people who get an identification card through the organization are first-time voters.

For his part, Munoz looks to the November election as a moment of reckoning for people displaced by Maria.

“While a person is rebuilding their life post-Hurricane Maria, and having to relocate, who gets elected will directly affect what they have as a resource going forward as they rebuild their lives.”

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) -- At least 46 people remained unaccounted for on Sunday in Mexico Beach, Florida, an area pulverized by Hurricane Michael, the city's mayor told ABC News.

Mayor Al Cathey said that 289 people, including 10 children, decided to stay put, despite evacuation orders, and ride out the category 4 storm which made landfall on Wednesday and destroyed numerous homes and businesses in Mexico Beach, which boasts a population of nearly 1,200.

Cathy and Mexico Beach City Clerk Adrian Welle told ABC News that 46 of those who stayed behind were missing Sunday.

Of the 18 people killed as the hurricane swept through the Florida Panhandle, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina, only one confirmed death has been reported in Mexico Beach.

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach with 155 mph winds.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, toured the hard-hit areas of Mexico Beach, Panama City, Blountstown and Bristol on Sunday.

Police made two sweeps of Mexico Beach on Wednesday morning and recorded names of everyone who planned to stay, though officials said it is impossible to know who might have left during or immediately after the storm.

The storm not only destroyed homes and business in the city, it destroyed the Mexico Beach Police Department.

"We don't have a building -- from my understanding, the water surge moved it off its foundation," Mexico Beach Police Chief Anthony Kelly told ABC News on Friday. "The officers, I finally made accountability of them all today, two days after the fact. ... They're not just my officers, the people that I work with, they're my family."

Emily Mitchell returned on Saturday afternoon to what was left of the house her family owned in Mexico Beach. The roof was ripped off, walls were blown in and she called it a "total loss." They expect to just bulldoze the lot. They are unsure what their next step will be because her parents had decided they couldn't afford to pay for hurricane insurance.

"We didn't want to tell anybody about Mexico Beach because it was such a sweet town, we were scared that people would know about it and keep coming," she said.

Hurricane Michael's death toll climbed to 17 on Saturday. Officials expected the number of people killed by the storm to go higher as crews sifted through the wreckage of once-bustling oceanside cities, like Mexico Beach and Panama City Beach.

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Clayton County Police Department(ATLANTA) -- What police initially thought was a serious car crash turned into a murder mystery in Georgia after doctors found a bullet lodged in the neck of an aspiring fashion model involved in a head-on traffic collision, officials said.

Kelsey Quayle, 28, died on Wednesday when her family decided to have her removed from life support machines three days after her white Mazda 626 veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into two cars as she drove to work in the Atlanta suburb of Riverdale.

"I just want to know who did this. It's ridiculous. She didn't deserve this," Quayle's sister, Kayleigh Martin, told ABC affiliate station WSB-TV in Atlanta

Quayle was unconscious when paramedics pulled her from her car after she crashed around 7 a.m. Monday. Police said she was driving to a dentist's office where she worked as an assistant while pursuing her dream of being a fashion model.

"Upon her being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, it was found she had suffered a gunshot wound," said Capt. Scott Stubbs of the Clayton County Police Department told WSB-TV.

Police released surveillance video from a nearby gas station that shows Quayle's car headed west on Upper Riverdale Road before it suddenly drifted into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on.

Quayle was initially taken to Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale before being transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where doctors discovered she had been shot in the neck, police said.

Police are asking for the public's help in trying to identify Quayle's killer. Stubbs conceded that it has been a baffling investigation, and that authorities have found no evidence that Quayle was intentionally targeted.

"It seems to be random at this time," Stubbs told WSB-TV. "We have no reports of anyone reporting any gunfire, no reports of anybody driving erratically."

Quayle moved to the Atlanta area from California with her boyfriend two months ago, Martin told WSB-TV.

"We just have so many unanswered questions," Martin said.

She said her sister moved to Atlanta to pursue modeling opportunities.

"She was the sweetest person. It just doesn't make sense," Martin told WSB-TV.

She pleaded with anyone who might have information on the killing to contact the police immediately.

"Please, please come forward," Martin said. "Please let us know if anybody saw anything."

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