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Census to show storm's impact

Oct 19, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Panhandle officials worry that Hurricane Michael losses will hurt area's funding.

MEXICO BEACH - In the places where Hurricane Michael hit hardest last year, officials have a new worry over the 2020 U.S. Census, which they say could record their population as unusually low, skewing federal funding and political representation for up to a decade.

Cities and counties in the storm's path have suffered lingering population loss, which will not be remedied by the time the census marks a s...