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Hurricane Michael aftermath in Franklin County

Hurricane Michael aftermath in Franklin County
Hurricane Michael aftermath in Franklin County
Posted at 6:52 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:49:09-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Residents in Franklin County are preparing for another night under a mandatory curfew. 

It starts at sundown Friday and lasts until the sun comes up Saturday morning. 

2018 is eerily familiar to those who have lived in Franklin County since 2005.  

"When Dennis came through in '05, we lost our home and we lost everything we had. The flood waters we got with this storm was much, much worse," said Demetrius Buzier, Franklin County native. "The devastation to me is much worse than other storm I've viewed here." 

The most dramatic images were along coastal Highway 98, which connects Carrabelle to Saint George Island. Every few hundred feet, the road is washed out.  

Luckily, many of the homes are still standing. Residents tell me their homes were built to withstand Category 4 hurricane winds.

Even though many still have homes, walls were ripped off, docks were blown several miles, and debris is everywhere. 

Franklin county Sheriff A.J. Smith told us the entire county is without power and many roads are unsafe to drive on. He says it's a long road to recovery and right now getting a warm meal and supplies to these families is a top priority.