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Death toll rises as searches continue after Florida hurricane

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Another 10 people in Florida have been confirmed dead in the wake of Hurricane Michael, bringing the number of storm-related deaths to at least 29 as rescue workers try to reach hundreds more people whose whereabouts are unknown.

REUTERS UK - 2018-10-16 19:06:30

One meal having a lasting Impact: Local church in Bonifay helps those affected by Hurrican Michael

Bonifay,Fla.- Tree debris and structural damage remains as the scene in Bonifay, Florida after Hurricane Michael.

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-10-16 23:26:29

Bonifay mayor: Be careful on roads

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DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-10-17 23:15:35

FEMA urging residents to get started on their recovery

Topline MessagesPoints of distributionhave FEMA and state provided supplies, including food and water that survivors can pick up for personal use. For a list of locations where survivors can obtain food and water, visit>www.floridadisaster.org/info<. FEMA is not writing checks to survivors at any lo

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-10-17 17:16:46

Apartments in Marianna forcing tenants out

Apartment resident Zina Bellamy said, “They want us to find somewhere to go. No power to no power and that's not fair. It's illegal! They can't do this to us. They're supposed to give us a 30-day notice at least if they're going to kick somebody out."

WTVY.COM - 2018-10-16 17:31:00

Estimated restoration times shortened for some customers in the hardest hit areas

The full strength of Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the electric infrastructure including distribution lines, transmission lines and substations. As the Gulf Power storm restoration team continues to rebuild and repair the damage, they have been able to provide a shortened restoration time for p

CHIPLEY BUGLE - 2018-10-17 23:12:00

Preserve offers reward for safe return of wolf missing after Hurricane Michael

CHIPLEY, Fla. (FOX 13)- Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Chipley - part of Washington County, Florida - is offering an $800 reward for information leading to the safe return of one of its wolves that disappeared during Hurricane Michael.

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 03:22:00

Update on power restoration in northern Florida panhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Gulf Power crews say they have restored power to 95 percent of customers in Caryville, Bonifay, Chipley, Graceville and Campbellton, 24 hours ahead of schedule.

WJHG-TV - 2018-10-17 13:29:00

Gulf Power restores power in Bonifay, Chipley, Graceville and others ahead of schedule

Everybody complains about their power bill, especially in inordinately hot or cold weather, when we want to be comfortable but we forget that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and that comfort comes with a price tag.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-10-17 16:12:14

Rescuers in Florida Panhandle search for missing people, bodies...

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (Reuters) - Rescue workers and volunteers searched for more than 1,000 people still missing in the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents remained without power on Tuesday after the area was devastated by Hurricane Michael last week.

REUTERS UK - 2018-10-16 08:16:43

Verizon customers in Bay and Gulf counties to get 3 free months of service

NORTHWEST FLORIDA (WJHG/WECP) -According to Verizon, the company will be crediting customers with three free months of service due to Hurricane Michael.The say the credit applies to each line, and includes business accounts.While the company continues to work toward restoring service, it has deploye

WJHG-TV - 2018-10-16 17:12:00

New Jersey Task Force Continues to Help with Hurricane Michael Devastation

To date, the team has assisted 2 residents, reported 865 animal issues, assisted 3,108 residents sheltering-in-place, and conducted 2,550 structural damage assessments. In the past 48 hours they have covered 988 square miles together with our search and rescue partners from FL-TF7, IN-TF1, MO-TF1, O


Gulf Power: more than 70,000 customers restored

Work continues around the clock as crews repair and rebuild the electric infrastructure in the areas severely affected by Hurricane Michael, bringing the total number of customers restored to more than 70,000 – or more than 50 percent of impacted customers.

CHIPLEY BUGLE - 2018-10-16 16:57:14

Hurricane Michael: Washington County recovery info

Shelter –A shelter is open at Roulhac Middle School, 1535 Brickyard Rd., Chipley for general population and special needs if your home is unsafe.


Gulf Power announces Panama City Beach all powered up

“Our ability to get the lights on even quicker than our earlier estimate on Panama City Beach is a testament to the great teamwork and commitment of the entire team from across the country that have come to assist us.” said Adrianne Collins, vice president of Power Delivery. “We are glad to get thes


Florida Couple Rescued After Niece Finds Satellite Image of H-E-L-P on Lawn | The Weather Channel

Earnest Gee, his wife and a friend were unharmed as they rode out the storm at a home in Youngstown, Florida.Trapped by downed trees, Earnest Gee used some of those logs to spell out a distress call.The couple's niece, Amber Gee, used NOAA's interactive map to find the S.O.S. on the couple's lawn.

THE WEATHER CHANNEL - 2018-10-16 11:59:19

Food, Water & Hot Meals

ALABAMAHouston CountyFood is available at the Houston County Farm Center. The Farm Center is located at 1701 East Cottonwood Road in Dothan. Go to the Ross Clark Circle entrance in the metal building next door to the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.Planet Fitness is welcoming anyone impacted


Scenes from around Chipley after Hurricane Michael

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Properties damaged, trees down in Bonifay, Fla along SR 79

BONIFAY, Fla. (WDHN) -- I drove through Bonifay, Fla. Thursday evening on a drive from Dothan to Mobile, Ala. and witnessed damage from Hurricane Michael myself--trees on houses, roofs ripped from buildings, and more trees on power lines than I could count along SR 79,


Monday Hurricane Michael Notebook: Power near full restoration in Dothan

Five days after Hurricane Michael knocked out power to about 24,000 Dothan Utilities customers, DU director Billy Mayes said Monday afternoon he expected the number to fall to 500 by that evening.