Six Months After Hurricane Michael

April 11, 2019

Wednesday marked six months since Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction.

“We honor the memories of those who lost their lives and extend our condolences to the surviving family and friends. While the storm may be long gone, the devastating impacts are still felt. We are in this with you for the long haul,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “We will rebuild, we will recover, and most importantly, we will remember the resilient people of Northwest Florida.”

Michael came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph on April near Mexico Beach, with destruction reaching well inland.

About 50 deaths have been attributed to Michael in Florida.

Pictured: Destruction in Mexico Beach just days after the landfall of Hurricane Michael. photo.


One Response to “Six Months After Hurricane Michael”

  1. Wilykyote on April 11th, 2019 8:20 am

    Hurricane Michael was the perfect storm. Basically obliterated Mexico beach
    and Tyndall AFB. From the big bend to Mobile lies maybe couple hundred
    miles of huge developments that got lucky . Next time let’s not struggle with
    what to do until it’s too late. Leaving presents huge inconvenience’s and
    expense’s and the inability to live normal lives. Staying was worse and maybe
    even deadly. Each should develop a plan of where to go that might entail staying
    several weeks or longer. We’ve been through many Hurricanes over the last
    70 years around these parts but “Michael” left a very sobering memory !

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