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Salter helping with relief efforts

In the weeks after Hurricane Michael, crews are still working to help put back together the lives of those affected.

Atmore resident Mickey Salter is one of those who is volunteering their time and efforts wherever they may be needed.

“As the storm was coming into the Gulf, many of us were making preparations. I had my airboat loaded up, along with many other supplies and was ready to go where I was needed,” Salter said.

Salter has volunteered with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and is now offering his services to the Cajun Navy in the Panama City area.

“No airboats were needed for the relief efforts so instead I loaded up chainsaws, tools, water and other supplies and headed to the Panama City area,” said Salter.

Hurricane Michael’s damage extended from Panama City to the Georgia areas.

“As you drive into Panama City, damage becomes evident as you cross the bridge. One area isn’t bad. Roofs were messed up and trees were down, but then you hit the devastation point. You can clearly make out where the edge of the storm hit and it extends all the way to Georgia,” said Salter.

“We are busy still with search and rescue efforts, wellness checks, cleanup and installing blue roofs. Wellness checks are still coming in and some power and water has been restored in a few areas,” Salter said.

Public can fill out welfare checks, become volunteers, donate items and offer services by going to www.crowdrelief.net.

There are forms there to fill out for all of those items.

“The Cajun Navy does a fantastic job and they need all they support that they can receive,” said Salter.