Jackson County continues to recover after Hurricane Michael

Officials say Jackson County is in a housing crisis.
Officials say Jackson County is in a housing crisis.(WJHG)
Published: Feb. 6, 2020 at 9:05 PM CST
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More than a year after Hurricane Michael Jackson County is getting back on its feet, but it still has a ways to go before everything is back to normal.

Many businesses like Marianna Toyota have reopened, as well as the Jackson County courthouse.

Parks have reopened as well, including Blue Springs State Park and the Florida Caverns State Park.

Officials say there is still plenty to be done though.

They say some residents are still living in trailers and damaged homes, and county leaders say they're working with the state and FEMA to make sure everyone is taken care of.

Wilanne Daniels, the County Administrator for Jackson County said, "We're working through the FEMA process to make sure that we do everything that we are supposed to do to ensure reimbursement. We don't want to get too far out ahead where we make repairs that we cannot afford."

Officials say they're using funding from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program to try and provide more housing to those in the area.

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