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The death toll confirmed by Florida state and local officials now stands at nine.
Officials said search and rescue crews were working on a more thorough push to seek out the injured or dead in Hurricane Michael’s wreckage.
The Panhandle is largely populated by small towns, spread out across dense, forested areas, which has only worsened more post-disaster communications problems when cell phone towers and internet services go out. Locating people was a top priority for emergency crews on Friday.
"It's hard to imagine it ever being able to recapture the exact identity it once had," Rubio told Chuck Todd. "It'll be rebuilt. It'll all be rebuilt at some point. But it's going to take a long time. You know, in terms of electricity in Panama City, that whole grid has to be rebuilt. It's not restoration. But I want to tell you what I'm really most concerned about. And I'm concerned about all of it. "
The city of Tallahassee, where Gillum is mayor, was affected by the powerful Category 4 storm that plowed through the Panhandle mid-week.