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UPDATE: Woman searching for Dad after Hurricane Michael says he is safe

Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 13:06:28-04
Courtesy: Scott Clause The Daily Advertiser/ USA Today Network
Courtesy: Scott Clause
The Daily Advertiser/ USA Today Network

An Acadiana teacher, who was desperately searching for her father following Hurricane Michael, says he has been found safe.

She says that her father left his home after the hurricane passed and drove to his driving camper which is equipped with a generator. The camper is located two miles down the road from her father’s home.

The teacher reached out for help in locating her father after losing contact with him during Hurricane Michael.

Scott Clause, a photographer for The Daily Advertiser/ USA Today Network, who is on assignment covering storm damage along the Florida Panhandle heard about the missing man and went to his neighborhood in Panama City Beach to search for him on Thursday.

The teacher told KATC’s Chris Welty that after the search, “Unfortunately, my dad was not there. The door was locked and it looked like his truck was gone. The house was intact! Praise God!!!” She was optimistic that her father would be found safe.

The storm has knocked out power and cell service to nearly a million people across five states. So far, Michael is responsible for at least thirteen deaths across the South.