CONSIDER THIS: Hurricane Michael

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The devastation caused by Hurricane Michael is extensive. The community of Mexico Beach has practically been destroyed. Seeing the video and pictures from northwest Florida reminds me of the first images from the Mississippi Coast after Katrina roared ashore.

Thankfully, Mississippi was spared this time. Michael, a monster hurricane, forever changed lives.

People in Mississippi were not killed nor injured by Michael. But in Florida it is a different story. People have lost their family. Many people are hurt. Their homes damaged or flooded. Lots of property has been lost.

Just like we did when Hurricane Florence ravaged North Carolina, we are now asking you to consider helping the people of Florida, just like so many Floridians did for Mississippians after Katrina.

This is the time to pay it forward and give where you can. Help our hurting neighbors to the east as they begin to rebuild and restart their lives. You can go to WLBT.com, click on the Hurricane Michael Disaster Fund image, and find out how you can help.

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