This website can get vital information to emergency crews about your loved ones in the storm zone.

By Rebecca Angel Baer
October 12, 2018
Hurricane Michael Aftermath Mexico Beach
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Now that Hurricane Michael has passed, several towns in Florida's panhandle are left in ruins. The devastation caused by this category 4 monster storm, that gained strength just before making landfall, is far worse than anyone could have imagined. The National Guard, the Cajun Navy, and neighbors are leading rescue and recovery missions in the tattered homes left in the brutal storm's wake.

Unsurprisingly, power, internet, and cell service are completely wiped out for much of the region. This leaves many anxious Americans unable to get in touch with their loved ones. If you are one of those people searching for your friends or family members, Florida's National Guard has set up a website to help.

The site allows you to select which county your loved one is in, their name, gender, age, address, and any life-threatening medical conditions that would require medical supplies like diabetes or oxygen tank dependent. Once you submit the form online, the information you filled out about your person will be sent from the State Emergency Operations Center to the relevant local agency already on the ground in that area.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this storm and with the loved ones worried about them. To help, please donate directly to the Florida Disaster Fund.