As Hurricane Michael recovery begins, telecommunications, electrical power still an issue ...

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By Patricia Sullivan

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. - Electricity, communications and essential services
are slowly being restored to the Florida Panhandle communities that
were hobbled by Hurricane Michael on Wednesday, as hundreds of
thousands of residents continue to feel isolated and lack electrical

About 200,000 Floridians are still sleeping in the dark and unable to
operate their well water pumps. Many are running out of fuel in their
vehicles. While this number has dropped from its peak of about
400,000, much of the power restoration has happened in places like
Tallahassee, where the storm was not as severe and where restaurants
and stores began reopening this weekend. The hardest-hit counties in
the Panhandle remain in a primitive state.

Bill Horne
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