Jackson County officials prepared for severe weather

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Thursday's severe weather brought heavy winds and rain to Jackson County, which is still recovering from Hurricane Michael.

According to Jackson County Emergency Management officials, they were prepared and in place for Thursday's severe weather. (WJHG/WECP) -

Emergency Management officials say power outages, downed trees, and downed power lines were reported across the county in areas like Bascom and Cottondale.

They also say some trees were still damaged from Hurricane Michael and were more prone to fall when the winds kicked up.

Road and Bridge crews were out patrolling for any extra damage but officials say they were ready to hit the ground running when the storm rolled through.

Jackson County County Administrator Wilanne Daniels said, “Mostly Road and Bridge, they have a protocol they put into place as far as placing vehicles around the county with equipment that’s readily available. Especially for the crews that live in that section of the county.”

Officials say to call 850-482-9629 to get in contact with the Road and Bridge Department if you have anything blocking the roadway you’d like to report.

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