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Congressman Al Lawson thanks first responders for their work during Hurricane Michael

Congressman Al Lawson thanks first responders for their work during Hurricane Michael
Congressman Al Lawson thanks first responders for their work during Hurricane Michael
Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:31:13-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - Congressman Al Lawson met with first resonders and city officials Monday at the Midway Fire Department to thank first responders for their tireless work and discuss recovery issues after Hurricane Michael. 

He says he wanted to touch base with first responders because they are helping so many people, especially those who don't have access to transportation.

He also wants those who have SNAP to be able to use it to get hot meals and he says that the most important thing is that people register with FEMA. 

"That's the most important step, to get registered with FEMA so that they can get assistance that is needed to change their lives and bring some normalcy to their lives," said Lawson. 

He stated no one could have predicted the ferocity of Hurricane Michael. He said people's lives have been changed and they have lost a great deal and he wants to ensure everyone gets the help they need.