Jackson County officials reflect on Hurricane Michael recovery

Published: Oct. 3, 2019 at 4:48 AM CDT
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Hurricane recovery continues across the Panhandle as we near the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael's landfall. Jordan McCool was live in Jackson County speaking to officials about the road to recovery so far.

Emergency Management Director Rodney Andreasen says the county has had a busy and adventurous year as clean up and rebuilding efforts continue.

His message for the community:

"When you're walking down the street, you want to see some heroes? Look at everybody walking down these streets," he said, "Look at each other because you're the heroes and look at what you've done to survive."

To celebrate all the community has accomplished, Jackson County is hosting a special event on October 10, called the Spirit of Jackson, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Citizens Lodge Park in Marianna. It will feature live music, food vendors, an art show, hay rides and more.

For more information on Jackson County's journey since October 2018, watch Jordan's full interviews.

Be sure to tune into WJHG next Thursday, October 10, for our two-hour Hurricane Special. Starting at 5 p.m. CDT, we'll take a look back at the devastation left behind by the storm and see how far we've come since then.

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