Washington County prepares for more damage from Karen

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WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County residents received a short break from the extreme rain that pelted them this summer. That break will be short lived if Tropical Storm Karen has its way.

Crews said it is not just the roads that are making hazardous conditions for residents. One hundred and fifteen homes in the county have damaged roofs which are causing safety and health hazards for residents.

Emergency workers said this is their worry for the county.

"We're really concerned about this coming storm and creating even more damage for these folks," Catholic Charities of Florida Emergency Management Gabe Tischler said.

Charities are working on a long-term plan which involves Christian groups from around the nation working together to repair residents' homes. They are working diligently on getting the monetary donations and volunteer work necessary to help others.

If you would like to donate, call Catholic Charities of Panama City's Deborah Walton at 850-763-0475 ext. 1032, Walton County Catholic Charities' Kelly Humphrey at 850-737-0864 or Hammers & Hearts Founder Ben Tarpley. People can also make checks payable to the United Way of Northwest Florida c/o Washington County Long Term Recovery Organization P.O. Box 182, Vernon, FL 32462

Folks can also visit their Facebook for more information.