Poll shows half of Floridians won’t help the Panhandle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - A poll for Rebuild 850 found that 50 percent of those surveyed would do nothing to help still struggling residents, while 75 percent said they would not consider monetary donations.

Hurricane Michael was the second most powerful storm to hit the U.S. mainland. (MGN)

“In all the months since [Hurricane Michael] it seems like most of Florida has forgotten about Northwest Florida,” said Ron Sachs, the coordinator for Rebuild 850. "We see a huge disconnect among Floridians the further they are from the Panhandle; the less they know about how bad Hurricane Michael was and how great the need still remains.”

Michael was the second most powerful storm to hit the U.S. mainland and many residents are still living in tents, struggling with mental health issues, and lack work as a result of the storm.