Crews work through the night repairing power lines, cleaning up downed trees from Michael

Posted at 6:45 AM, Oct 12, 2018

Ninety percent of Tallahassee was in dark after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle on Wednesday. As of Friday morning, the power is still out for many power customers. 

The main mission for crews in Florida's capital is clearing trees and restoring power. 

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Tallahassee crews have been working through the night and to clear trees and get power back on for people left in the dark.

The city of Tallahassee is using generators at traffic lights to keep those running while the power remains out.

About 30 minutes south of Tallahassee, residents closer to the Gulf Coast are dealing with even more destruction.

The priority in St. Marks, Florida, is cleaning up what the Wakulla River left in the streets and inside of buildings.

Following storm surge, water receded quickly but residents said water from Michael was a couple of feet higher than Hurricane Dennis, which struck the Panhandle in 2005.

Business owners spent Thursday clearing out damaged furniture and pressure washing mud from their floors and waterside restaurants.