Reporter in chopper: ‘Mexico Beach is gone’

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MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (CNN) – Federal officials are assessing the damage from Hurricane Michael.

The storm made landfall Wednesday at Category 4 strength, with wind speeds up to 155 mph.

Emergency responders say they’re focused on rescues and figuring out which roads need to be cleared.

Two people are dead and hundreds of thousands are without power in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

Florida’s Mexico Beach was ground zero for the monster hurricane.

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin boarded a helicopter Thursday and got a look at the scope of the destruction. Watch in the video player above.

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