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People in Apalachicola preparing for what could be next tropical storm

Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 17:15:30-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. — Coastal concerns as we get ready for what could become our next tropical storm.

The people in Apalachicola are continuing to enjoy the cooler weather but are keeping their eyes on the tropical developments in the Gulf.

Just remember, a year ago at this time, they were cleaning up after Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle. In fact, many in this community are still working to get back on their feet after the Category 5 Hurricane.

With just days to prepare for another dangerous storm, some say that this is becoming all too familiar.

"It certainly makes us a little nervous. If you asked me a little over a year ago I would be like, 'Oh it's nothing. We'll sit here and party and have a good time.' But Michael really opened our eyes to it so I think everyone is a little edgy," said Daniel Itzkovitz, Owner of Tamara's Cafe and Tamara's Tapas Bar.

Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith is asking people to stay dialed in on social media for updates on this storm in case the county has to put out any emergency alerts.