Mexico Beach woman documents Michael’s devastation on Instagram


When Hurricane Michael made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday, it passed directly through Mexico Beach, Florida. 

Tessa Talarico started to take video from her cell phone as it was happening and post what she was seeing to Instagram.

She chatted with WFLA’s Josh Benson on Instagram about her vantage point of the storm.

As she posted, she briefly explained what she was seeing and feeling.

“Winds at 100 miles per hour,” she said after posting her first video.

As the winds picked up, the video showed boats on their lifts shaking in the wind, and pieces of nearby homes floating in the water.

“The wind is now 140 and we can barely see anything,” she wrote.

Images she later posted showed foggy shots of debris everywhere in the water. The situation was dire.

“This is super bad,” she wrote. “A whole house is gone and is floating in front of our place.”

After several more posts, she shared an image of her vantage point in her condominium at Mexico Beach Villas. What she was staring at was destruction.

“The result of hurricane Michael,” she wrote.

You can see all of Tessa’s posts on her Instagram page.

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