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- 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. In October 2018, 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. With teams working tirelessly after the storm clear debris and repair damage, portions of the park were reopened on March 1, 2019. Though much has changed, visitors can experience the new vistas and a changed landscape.