Mexico Beach reflects one year after Hurricane Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Mexico Beach residents gathered Thursday night to look back on how far they've come since Hurricane Michael.

Mexico Beach residents came together to reflect on Hurricane Michael. (WJHG/WECP)

The city hosted its first-anniversary event to reflect and remember a year after the storm.

The community-wide gathering took place in the Mango Marley's parking lot.

The free event featured live music, free food, and free drinks.

Those attending say they were glad to see the community standing together and said they were pleased with the recovery efforts.

Alex Workman, the Co-Founder of Never Forgotten Coast said, "It's amazing to wake up, see the sunrise, and see all that's been accomplished. Hearing the sound of hammers on houses and nail guns firing. It's been incredible."

Jason Kennedy, a Mexico Beach resident, said "There's been some progress. You can see the beach now, that's for sure. Roads are cleared away. Last year at this time, my wife and I walked around and you couldn't even understand where you were at."

Others we spoke to said while they were glad to see so many residents out in support of the city, they still say Mexico Beach needs help.

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