HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — Many across Hampton Roads were impacted by now post-tropical storm Michael, which was a tropical storm when it crossed over Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina on Thursday.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Maintenance confirmed that five people have died as a result of Michael's effects.
Damage across the area ranged from limbs and branches down to entire trees, causing widespread damage and more than 200,000 power outages across the region.
Dominion Energy also confirmed that 120 schools had lost power, many local. York, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News' city school districts closed Friday to students because of the damage and issues caused by Michael.
As Michael moves into the Atlantic, the days of misery are far from over in the coastal cities left devastated beyond recognition. There's no water, no power and emergency officials have no access to many towns from the Florida Panhandle to Virginia.
Michael, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the United States, left the East Coast early Friday morning. Yet, parts of Virginia are still seeing dangerous wind gusts, the National Hurricane Center said.
To see power outages in the area, click here.
Top wind gusts for the area: *These are locations with wind gusts to 50+ mph
Jordan Bridge: 80
Cape Henry: 77
NAS Norfolk: 75
Deep Creek: 69
Money Point: 69
New Point Comfort: 70
Newport News: 59
Fort Eustis: 55
Oregon Inlet: 57
Elizabeth City: 52
Poplar Branch: 51