Hurricane Michael Death Toll at 11

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Overnight the death toll caused by Hurricane Michael, which hit the Florida coast on Wednesday, rose to 11.

More than 370,000 people in Florida were ordered to evacuate but officials believe many ignored the warning.

The hurricane, with winds of 250 kilometers-per-hour, was marked a grade-four on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

The hurricane seriously affected the southeast of the United States. Deaths from the hurricane have been registered in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Rescue missions around the country are underway. Rescuers continue to search for survivors under the ruins of buildings and wreckage.

The hurricane has destroyed buildings and damaged highways. Some areas have been completely flooded and left without electricity.

According to the National Meteorological Service of the United States, Hurricane Michael is the strongest to hit Florida since 1851.