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Photos taken in Chipley on Wednesday, October 17

The City of Chipley continues to make good progress on hurricane recovery efforts. These photos were taken earlier today.This slideshow requires JavaScript.

CHIPLEY BUGLE - 2018-10-17 17:39:36

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

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

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

Jackson County Hurricane Michael recovery update

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The Local State of Emergency in Jackson County has been extended through Monday, October 22nd.Reports from Gulf Power show at least 80 percent of customers have received power.All Gulf Power customers are on track to have power by midnight, October 17th.Florida Publ

WJHG-TV - 2018-10-16 22:45:00

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

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 - 2018-10-16 08:13:17

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

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: 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 strands many in Florida Panhandle's poor, rural backcountry

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (Reuters) - Bernard Sutton, a 64-year-old cancer patient, and two buddies have been living out of a camping tent and broken-down minivan since his double-wide trailer home in rural Fountain, Florida, was torn apart by Hurricane Michael last week.

REUTERS UK - 2018-10-16 11:46:21

Tuesday Dothan Utilities power restoration update: Fewer than 100 without power

» The main areas of concentration today include the Hatchery on Burdeshaw, several pole replacements, and other remaining small, scattered outages throughout the service area.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-10-16 15:38:00

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


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

Altha: 'Everything is pretty much ruined here' after Hurricane Michael

The four walls of his wood-frame house are still standing. But Michael blew off the roof and sent half a foot of water inside, destroying most of his belongings. His daughter’s mobile home next door also was heavily damaged. He hoped to get a generator Monday to run power to a shed that’s still stan


Scenes from around Chipley after Hurricane Michael

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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


Points of Distribution for food, water established in Jackson County

Convoy of Hope will be open tomorrow, October 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot and will be relocating to Riverview Church Monday or Tuesday.


Chattahoochee family unprepared for Michael's devastation

Just driving along the highway and into Chattahoochee, it looks like the trees were intentionally cleared. That's because so many of them are down, and many power lines are down too.


What caused Hurricane Michael's devastating path through the Florida Panhandle?

From a meteorologist’s perspective, the question is not whether Hurricane Michael was the storm of a lifetime for the Florida Panhandle. The question for places likeMexico Beach,Panama City,Port St. Joe,Blountstown,Marianna, and many others is how many lifetimes have passed since a storm like this o