Hurricane Michael claims at least 6 deaths

At least six deaths have now been blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U-S in over 50 years.

The sheriff's office in Gadsden County near Tallahassee, Florida, says it can now confirm four fatalities during or in relation to the once Category-4 storm.

In Georgia, an 11-year-old girl also died when Michael's winds picked up a carport and dropped it through the roof of her grandparents' home.

A driver in North Carolina was killed when a tree fell on his car.

Some fear the toll can only rise as rescue teams get around storm debris blocking roads and reach isolated areas -- especially at the storm's ``ground zero'' for landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida.