It's been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Michael hit Florida, but for many, the storm is far from over.
The category four hurricane, which made landfall in Florida on October 10, and destroyed many homes, including the residence of Luke Bryan's mom, LeClaire Bryan.
LeClaire, who owns a house in Mexico Beach, Florida, was devastated upon seeing the damage when she came back to her property nine days after Michael swept through her town, according to . The powerful storm ravaged her house and most of her possessions inside.
The country singer's mother returned with friends to sort through the debris and collect what she could. Nearly all of her belongings, including keepsakes from her son's music career, were ruined. And outside of her house, even more wreckage floods the street, and overwhelms the neighborhood still.
Just as the storm hit, Luke Bryan asked fans to pray for the Mexico Beach community and dozens more nearby. "Pray for my people. So many dear people I know are being affected," he wrote on . "My mother and so many friends live in Mexico beach. And now it’s bearing down on Albany and Leesburg."
Hurricane Michael also caused extensive damage beyond LeClaire's Florida community. Around $2 billion worth of crops were destroyed in Georgia and over a million people lost power throughout several southern states, according to .
Officials predict repairs and rebuilding will cost around $20 billion, according to the . And it may be several years before residents have their neighborhood back.