Jackson County Hurricane Michael recovery update

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 10:18 PM CDT
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The Local State of Emergency in Jackson County has been extended through Monday, October 22nd.

Reports from Gulf Power show at least 80 percent of customers have received power.

All Gulf Power customers are on track to have power by midnight, October 17th.

Florida Public Utilities has more than 500 linemen on the ground.

Officials say they hope to have power to Marianna High School this week.

Power should also be coming to the north side of I-10 and the Highway 71 interchange soon.

Right now there are three companies working to push trees and other debris out of the road.

"There's a second phase where they actually come in and pick up and haul away," interim county administrator Wilanne Daniels said. "We're only at the push stage right now. We are getting everything in place for the pickup."

There are four PODs currently set up in Jackson County with food and water.

They are located at Rivertown Community Church in Marianna, First Baptist Church of Cottondale, the ball field in Sneads, and the community center in Alford.

The following pharmacies in Marianna are open: CVS, Winn Dixie, Paramore's, Kelson Drugs, Care Rite Pharmacy, and Walmart.

You must provide photo ID, insurance card and prescription bottle/container with a label.

Jackson County Schools are expected to start back at the beginning of November unless power returns sooner.

Grand Ridge School, Sneads High School, Riverside Elementary School, and Golson Elementary School had significant damage.

There is a community clean-up at the schools each day this week.

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