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Eastpoint fire victims still waiting for permanent homes one year later

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 18:24:49-04

EASTPOINT, Fla. (WTXL) — One year after the Limerock wildfire destroyed three-dozen homes in Eastpoint, many neighbors are still struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together.

Even one year after the Limerock wildfire, there's still a lot of work that needs to be done here.

Piles of debris are scattered through many of the front yards, everything from metal scraps to children's toys to burned cars still just sitting here and there are charred trees everywhere you look.

The Shiver family was at home when the fire came barreling toward them and they had to run for their lives.

While the fire damaged their home and car, everything was still standing.

It wasn't until four months after the fire when Hurricane Michael came through this same area that the Shiver family lost everything.

Savannah Shiver says she and her children are still without a permanent home and they haven't received any aid or funding to help them get back on their feet.

And that's the same feedback we've been hearing from a lot of families here in Eastpoint.

Many telling us they need help but can't seem to get any, instead they're bouncing from house to house just trying to get by.