Hurricane Idalia made landfall near Keaton Beach on Florida’s Big Bend during the morning of August 30th, 2023, as a category 3 hurricane, almost a category 4, with sustained winds speeds near 125 mph and a storm surge of 16 ft along Florida’s north-west coastline.
Many businesses and local residents' homes sustained extensive damage. The road to recovery will be long, but the recovery is starting because of this amazing community. For those who lost so much or are rebuilding, the stories can be very emotional to tell. Consistently in conversations, there is one great wish, "Do not forget about us."
How can you continue to help?
- Check out your favorite businesses' social media pages for links to Go Fund Me's.
- Stop by the business and shop or eat.
By supporting the local businesses, you are supporting the community, so please share the love.
“The community response has been tremendous, and we are so thankful to be able to serve customers again." provided Shannon Sykes, General Manager - 29 North at 83 West