Panama City Beach-Mexico Beach, Florida Damage

Hurricane Michael all but erased the small community of Mexico Beach, Florida about 20 miles east of Panama City Beach.

Some homes are reduced to mere concrete slabs and others in shreds.

Rescuers and residents struggled today to get into town to assess the damage and search for the missing

This town of about 12-hundred residents was slammed by 155 mph winds and a nine foot storm surge.

Mexico beach is known as a quiet weekend retreat for tourists and residents of the state capital of Tallahassee.

Many of the restaurants and hotels are destroyed with debris scattered in the street mixed with boats and vehicles.