Officials said they have confirmed a dozen deaths in Bay County, Fla.
Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida, thrashed the state and marched north, through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, before moving off the coast.
Mexico Beach was pummeled by a storm surge and 150 mph winds, an Air Force base suffered ‘catastrophic’ damage, and towns were flattened as the hurricane sped inland.
Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida, thrashed the state and moved north before being downgraded to a tropical storm.
The order makes Washington the 20th state to abandon the death penalty.
The hurricane intensified as it began to lash northwestern Florida on Wednesday.
Late-blooming storm rakes the Gulf Coast with 150 mph winds and tremendous storm surge as it heads inland.
Officials ordered evacuations along the Gulf Coast and warned: “The forecast keeps getting more dangerous.”
The officer was found guilty nearly four years after firing 16 shots at the teenager, who was holding a knife.
Terrence Carraway, a 30-year veteran of the Florence Police Department, was killed in a shootout that left multiple officers and deputies wounded.