Hurricane Recovery Efforts
Park Recovery Efforts
Hurricane Recovery- Florida Caverns State Park
In one of the hardest hit areas in the Panhandle, Florida Caverns State Park sustained major damage. More than 90 percent of the trees of the park's thick forest fell. The day after the hurricane, park staff from around the state arrived to help, armed with chainsaws and heavy equipment.
Hurricane Recovery- T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael. The winds and storm surge reshaped the park, making it the most impacted state park from the storm.
Hurricane Recovery- St. Andrews State Park
Hurricane Michael left its mark on St. Andrews State Park. The strong storm surge and wind caused damage throughout the park and surrounding community. Together with park staff, the teams have cleared and cleaned the park and the beach has reopened for visitors and residents.
Hurricane Recovery- Three Rivers State Park
On the banks of Lake Seminole, Three Rivers State Park and its lust forest of pine and hardwood trees was an ideal place to camp, hike or picnic. On Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael changed the state park and its forest forever. Immediately after the storm passed, state park teams from across the state came to help.
Hurricane Recovery- Torreya State Park
The hardwood forest of Torreya State Park was forever changed by the force of Hurricane Michael. High winds took down trees, damaged buildings and blocked roads. Florida State Parks recovery teams cut a path into the park when they arrived and continue to clear areas so the park can reopen and visitors can experience the new vistas and a changed landscape.
Hurricane Recovery- Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
The park suffered a big hit from Hurricane Michael, changing the landscape of the the barrier island and its beaches. Recovery teams are repairing pavilions, clearing roads and reestablishing dunes. Once safe, visitors will be able to return and enjoy the calm sounds of gentle waves on the beach.