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For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship

5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Sunday, October 14 2018 Oct 14, 2018 October 14, 2018 11:13 AM October 14, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Mary Frances Parrish reacts outside her heavily damaged home, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. She didn't leave the storm because her car was broken down, she didn't have a place to go and if she did she didn't have the money for it. She is caring for her terminally ill son who lives with her, via AP.
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - For people without a lot of money, the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael on the Florida Panhandle is especially devastating.
Seventy-two-year-old Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for weeks, roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live.
She's one of many in the area around Panama City, Florida, whose homes were damaged or destroyed when the powerful hurricane blew ashore on Wednesday.
Their damaged homes have no power and no running water, and it could be weeks before utilities are restored.
Other people lost their livelihoods in the storm because the businesses they worked for were destroyed.

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