Remembering Hurricane Michael’s Impact on Marianna, Florida

Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, devastated much of Northwest Florida in 2018.

Danny Lipford pledged to help his hometown, Marianna, rebuild by taking the lead on constructing Lafayette Landing, a pocket park, in the city’s historic downtown district.

The construction site is an abandoned lot that served as a bad reminder of a bad time for Northwest Florida residents.

Lipford, the president of Today’s Homeowner Media, donated a media gift valued at $50,000, in addition to providing resources for the park’s creation.

More than 100 Jackson County residents volunteered to help build the park, which now serves as an entertainment and small events venue.

In this video, Marianna’s residents reflect on the storm, its devastation, and their mission to restore order to this tight-knit community.

Watch the video above!

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