Caption

Where is Mexico Beach? Things to know

Mexico Beach is a city of 1,072 near Panama City in the Florida panhandle.

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach at 2 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 10. It had maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour and was just short of being a Category 5 storm. 

>> Watch: Live webcams track Hurricane Michael’s path as it moves through Florida, Georgia

A Florida man was killed in Mexico Beach when a tree fell on his home during the hurricane. He was the first death of the storm. 

One woman who decided to ride out the storm in her Mexico Beach condo told CNN there was “total devastation.”

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Gwinnett County police officer killed in shooting near Georgia school
  2. 2 Giant rattlesnake slithers across Florida golf course
  3. 3 Atlanta nursing home operator ordered to repay investors

“We didn’t think it was going to be this bad,” she said, estimating rebuilding would take months or years. 

>> Hurricane Michael leaves power outages, flooding in its wake as it nears Macon

More from AJC