One month after Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Southeast, people in the Florida Panhandle are still busy rebuilding their lives.
In Blountstown, students just returned to class on November first.
Students at the town’s elementary school were forced to move to the middle and high schools because of severe damage to the roof. Teachers set up makeshift classrooms.
Donations have poured in from neighboring communities and even in Savannah to help replace lost and damaged school supplies.
School leaders say this isn’t the easiest time but says the students are resilient.
“They’re excited. They think they’re coming to high school. One of the little second grade kids said ‘I’m in second grade, but I’ll be graduating from here.'” says Principal Tracy Wood, Blountstown Elementary School.
The hurricane also damaged the elementary school library leaving many books ruined.
If you would like to help, you can drop off books at WSAV on Victory Drive, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. until Nov. 30.
Or, books can be mailed to:
A/R Book Hurricane Relief
20883 NE Fuller Warren Dr.
Blountstown, Florida 32424