Spirit of Jackson remembers one year since Hurricane Michael

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - In Jackson County, locals are remembering all that was lost after Hurricane Michael but celebrating how far they've come.

One year after Hurricane Michael, Jackson County residents are celebrating how far they've come. (WJHG/WECP)

"I'm proud of how far we've come and I think that we're definitely sort of getting over the horizon," said Wilanne Daniels, Jackson County Administrator.

The Spirit of Jackson is a celebration of a community whose bond is stronger than ever before.

"I think we're a stronger community," said Clint Pate, Jackson County Commissioner.

While ground zero for Hurricane Michael was in Bay County, damage wasn't limited to the coast. The storm also ripped apart houses and uprooted trees in northern communities.

Still, residents say they're happy to live in such a supportive community and are optimistic that they will come back stronger than ever.

"It's nice that we can all come together and unite as one. It's kind of sad in some way that it takes such devastation to bring everyone together, but it's nice that we can all join in hands together, that we're not alone in this situation," said Angela Clark, Jackson County Resident.

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