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Intersection: Rebuilding The Florida Panhandle


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Photo: Orange County Fire Rescue.

Three weeks after Hurricane Michael walloped the Florida panhandle – some advocates are worried the public- and the media’s- attention is shifting elsewhere.

The estimated cost of rebuilding after Michael is $4.5 billion, and a coalition that includes former Florida lawmakers, non profits and business leaders is trying to keep the spotlight on the recovery effort.

Ron Sachs, with Sachs Media, one of the partners in Rebuild850.org joins Intersection for a conversation about the effort to ensure Floridians don’t forget about the so-called Forgotten Coast.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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