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Peggy Cauley cleans up debris from her family's home in the aftermath of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/D...
Lavonia Fortner helps her father-in-law, John E. Fortner, search for memorabilia his wife collected, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico B...
People walk amidst rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Letty Cervantes prays during Mass which was moved outdoors due to damage to Saint Dominic Catholic Church from Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla.,...
Residents look down their street which is blocked off by debris from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/David...
Matthew Fortner hugs his mother, Lavonia Fortner, as they walk to view the beach for what they feel is the last time, after they sifted through the ru...
Lora McCalister-Cruel prays during Mass which was moved outdoors due to damage from Hurricane Michael inside Saint Dominic Catholic Church in Panama C...
Father Michael Nixon holds Mass outside Saint Dominic Catholic Church which stands damaged in the background form hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fl...
Public Service Company of Oklahoma utility trucks deliver utility poles and trucks in Panama City, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, as part of the conti...
In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, photo, Justin Rascoe holds a sign advertising free food in Panama City, Fla., after Hurricane Michael swept through the...
Michael Cain, right, and Jackie Slusser calm tempers between motorists as they wait in line for gas during a shortage in the aftermath of hurricane Mi...
Mike Jackson sifts through debris looking for remnants of his home which was destroyed by hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, ...
An American flag hangs from a broken palm tree along the water where homes were swept away by hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. ...
Joshua Kerigan, 19, left, crawls out of a window after retrieving some belongings with his father Jack Kerigan from their damaged house in the afterma...
South Florida urban search and rescue specialist Chris Boyer removes a damaged American flag from a downed pole while checking for for survivors of hu...

Peggy Cauley cleans up debris from her family's home in the aftermath of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/D...

Lavonia Fortner helps her father-in-law, John E. Fortner, search for memorabilia his wife collected, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico B...

People walk amidst rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Letty Cervantes prays during Mass which was moved outdoors due to damage to Saint Dominic Catholic Church from Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla.,...

Residents look down their street which is blocked off by debris from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/David...

Matthew Fortner hugs his mother, Lavonia Fortner, as they walk to view the beach for what they feel is the last time, after they sifted through the ru...

Lora McCalister-Cruel prays during Mass which was moved outdoors due to damage from Hurricane Michael inside Saint Dominic Catholic Church in Panama C...

Father Michael Nixon holds Mass outside Saint Dominic Catholic Church which stands damaged in the background form hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fl...

Public Service Company of Oklahoma utility trucks deliver utility poles and trucks in Panama City, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, as part of the conti...

In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, photo, Justin Rascoe holds a sign advertising free food in Panama City, Fla., after Hurricane Michael swept through the...

Michael Cain, right, and Jackie Slusser calm tempers between motorists as they wait in line for gas during a shortage in the aftermath of hurricane Mi...

Mike Jackson sifts through debris looking for remnants of his home which was destroyed by hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, ...

An American flag hangs from a broken palm tree along the water where homes were swept away by hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. ...

Joshua Kerigan, 19, left, crawls out of a window after retrieving some belongings with his father Jack Kerigan from their damaged house in the afterma...

South Florida urban search and rescue specialist Chris Boyer removes a damaged American flag from a downed pole while checking for for survivors of hu...

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

Florida officials have evacuated nearly 3,000 inmates after two prisons were damaged during Hurricane Michael.

The Department of Corrections said Saturday that the inmates were evacuated from the Gulf Correctional Institution and Annex and a portion of Calhoun Correctional Institution.

The facilities sustained significant roof damage, as well as damage to infrastructure critical for security.

Three prisons - the Gulf institution and annex, the Gulf Forestry Camp, and Panama City Work Release Center are closed until further damage assessments are made.

No inmates or staff members were injured. The agency says inmate locations will be updated on its website within 24 hours.

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Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.

So far, one body has been found in Mexico Beach, but authorities say there is little doubt the death toll will rise. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 15.

Crews with dogs went door-to-door Saturday in Mexico Beach, pushing aside debris to get inside badly damaged structures in a second wave of searches following what they described as an initial, "hasty" search of the area.

Authorities have set up distribution centers to dole out food and water to victims. They've also set up a triage tent to treat residents stepping on nails and cutting themselves on debris.