On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle as the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States. While restoration and relief efforts have been underway for nearly three months, communities across the Panhandle and into South Georgia are still recovering from the devastating impacts and aftermath.
Recently, the FRA received an update from the Lynn Haven CRA. Severely damaged by the storm, Lynn Haven and its officials have worked tirelessly to rebuild the community, however 20% of businesses within the city are still closed. In the letter, CRA officials express the emotional and physical exhaustion of city employees and what you can do to help.
Please click here to read the full letter from the Lynn Haven CRA. We invite you to share this information with your constituents and peers across the state.
As relief efforts continue, it will be quite a while before the Panhandle fully recovers. We are keeping our neighbors in site and in our hearts and minds. We urge you to keep city, county and government organizations such as our CRAs in your minds and assist with their efforts, if possible.
Below are a few reputable relief organizations, and we hope you will consider assisting those that are still very much in need.