Florida Man Dies After Tree Falls on to His Home During Hurricane Michael

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PEOPLE.com—Hurricane Michael claimed its first victim Wednesday as a Florida man died after a tree fell onto his home. Olivia Smith, a spokeswoman for Gadsden County Sheriff’s Department, tells PEOPLE authorities received a call at around 6 p.m. about a “debris situation where debris fell on the gentleman’s home,” in Greensboro. Fallen power lines and trees prevented emergency responders from rescuing the man in time, WCTV reported. The man is in his mid-40s, however, the sheriff’s department is not...

Man killed by falling tree during Hurricane Michael. A man was killed by a falling tree as Category 4 Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, the first reported death caused by the storm. The victim became trapped inside his Gadsden County, Florida home when a tree crashed through the roof and trapped him, according to the local sheriff’s department. Emergency...