How to check on loved ones, property affected by Hurricane Michael

Damage in Mexico Beach near Mexico Beach Park and Paradise Path / Screengrab courtesy

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) -- There are a couple of resources online if you are concerned about loved ones or property in the path of Hurricane Michael.

To check on a loved one you haven't heard from, or register yourself as safe, visit

If you believe a loved one is missing, you can visit to report it.

To view damage to property, visit

Thursday night, President Donald Trump expedited a major disaster declaration for Florida. This impacts five counties immediately: Bay, Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and Gulf counties. If you have damage and live in one of those five counties, you may register online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. You also can download the FEMA app. Long estimated about 4,000 people registered Friday morning for assistance.