Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael Causes Severe Damage to Port St. Joe, Florida — Except for One Home

  LENEXA, KAN./ JANUARY 17, 2019 (STL.News) When Hurricane Michael came pounding into the Florida Panhandle last year he brought with him winds upward of 150 mph. As recommended, Port St. Joe resident George Fleet evacuated his oceanfront home. When he returned he was stunned … his was the only completely intact beachfront house standing … Continue reading Hurricane Michael Causes Severe Damage to Port St. Joe, Florida — Except for One Home

WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

WASHINGTON — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches Host Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLA./ NOVEMBER 05, 2018 (STL.News) Engel & Völkers is pleased to report its success in the Florida Panhandle. Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches, the brand’s second brokerage in the Northwest Florida market, was established in early 2018 by License Partner Beau Blankenship. The 28-year-old, former NFL player has since recruited 25 … Continue reading Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches Host Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Candles, flashlights, no AC in Florida’s hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — It’s the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. More than a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way to the Georgia border, more than 100,000 Florida customers were still without power, according … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Candles, flashlights, no AC in Florida’s hurricane zone

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla.  — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations, both large and small, for … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Scope of Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. The scope of the storm’s fury became clearer after nearly a … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Scope of Michael’s fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane aftermath: Families worry about missing loved ones

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that survived Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile of rubble that was once her … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane aftermath: Families worry about missing loved ones

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there’s utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, roofs lifted … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’