What a monster this one turned into. The county hardest hit is a fairly poor county. It will take a while to come back from this one. Steinhatchee, in the south part of the Big Bend, ended up with a surge of 8 feet. The owner of the Sea Hag Marina there said the water was coming up at about a foot an hour. It did not come up as high as it did for Hurricane Hermine in 2016. https://www.gainesville.com/photogallery/LK/20160902/PHOTOGALLERY/902009998/PH/1 When I was in the Air Force I lived in Mexico Beach for a year, on Tyndall AFB for 5 years, in Panama city in the Cove area for a year, and in Panama City Beach for 2 years. I get physically ill watching the videos of the area. Hurricane Kate, a Cat 1 that hit the exact same area in 1985, was nothing compared to this. Nothing. I was staying in a hotel on the main drag in PC when it hit. Sign makers were busy for months though. It is good that it did do minimal damage because there was no sheet rock or blue tarps to be had anywhere because of all the hurricanes that summer. I still have several family members unaccounted for. None were in Mexico Beach, and my people in Port St. Joe evacuated to Tallahassee. Hopefully everyone will be accounted for when they get the cell towers up and running again. I almost bought a house in Carrabelle, Fl this year. Bought a historic home in the tiny town of Warrenton, Ga instead. I'm glad I did.