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Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph on October 10, 2018. This category 5 hurricane left a trail of destruction throughout Florida's panhandle, with estimated damages of $25 billion, including estimated damages to fishery related businesses of $45 million, and reported revenue losses estimated to be $23.9 million.

  • FWC submitted the Hurricane Michael Relief Program's proposed spend plan to NOAA in early August and is working in coordination with NOAA to have the proposal approved as soon as possible.
  • FWC is currently gathering fishery-relate data in preparation for applications.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Hurricane Michael Relief Program, please feel free to email us at