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Mexico Beach, Florida, Motel Owner Surveys Damage After Hurricane Michael

Charles Smith says the wind was so loud during the storm, he didn't hear his Gulf View Motel's roof get ripped off.
A view of the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 14, 2018. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump is visiting the Florida Panhandle on Monday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Michael last week. The small town of Mexico Beach was among the hardest hit.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Charles Smith, owner of the Gulf View Motel in Mexico Beach, about the damage.

“Right before it really hit, we had no [electricity], so I couldn’t see the TV,” Smith

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