During the 2018 hurricane season, the State of Florida was impacted by two tropical storm systems and one major hurricane. The most significant impact to coastal areas resulted from Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018, as a strong Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale. The Department developed this Hurricane Michael Storm Recovery Plan to address short and long-term beach recovery costs for the panhandle's most eroded beach and dune systems. This plan summarizes proposed management strategies and costs that incorporate ongoing federal, state and local efforts to restore the beach and dune systems that are vital to the health, safety and economic welfare of the State of Florida.
November 19, 2019 - 12:31pm
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.