We take a look back at the images that defined the second half of the year.
An emergency alert was issued on Saturday to inform people a new site opened at Rosenwald Middle School in Panama City.
The girl from Seminole County, Georgia, is the second confirmed death as a result of Hurricane Michael.
Severe flooding, heavily damaged buildings, uprooted trees and downed power lines appeared widespread in coastal areas near the storm's landfall.
Michael tore through Mexico Beach in the Florida panhandle with winds of up to 155 mph.
Footage shows waves lashing the sides of the vessel, wind battering the deck and lightning on the horizon.
The states are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Florence.
The frequency of more potent storms is growing, but the storms are also slowing down in speed, inundating the ground below.
Flooding is expected persist in coastal parts of the Carolinas for days as the high-water crest of numerous rivers keeps moving downstream toward the ocean.
Officials warned that areas outside of flooding zones could be cut off from emergency responders if roads flood.
Hurricane Florence swept across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, causing widespread death and destruction.
The six-time NBA champion and North Carolina native said it's "special to help out an area you know very well."
One Tennessee trucker was on a mission to save "the leftovers" from harm's way.