Major donors aren’t coming through for Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Donations to Hurricane Michael recovery in the Panhandle fall far below donations for recent hurricanes such as Florence, Irma and Harvey.
Nearly two months after Hurricane Michael plowed across the Florida Panhandle, the region continues to struggle with little cable or Internet access, schools running double shifts and a looming deadline to register for help.
The tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean approaching the Caribbean has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm or tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center’s Monday morning update.
As a reminder that Hurricane season isn’t over until Nov. 30, the National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Low development chances currently.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said a man who claimed he was arrested for firing his rifle to protect his neighborhood after Hurricane Michael was intoxicated at the time and charged with aggravated assault.
National Hurricane Center is watching a disturbance 900 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the Atlantic. Forecasters predict an 80 percent chance it develops into Tropical Storm Oscar.
Clint Moore, the 56-year-old owner of St. Joe Shrimp Company, lost his family-owned business, his home and his neighbor, Bill McConnell, to Hurricane Micheal. It’s unclear how the tiny bayfront town will rebuild.
After Hurricane Michael ripped up the Forgotten Coast in Florida’s Panhandle, residents of the once vibrant beach towns worry that ‘investor opportunists’ seeking cheap real estate will change their communities.