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DeSantis visits 'devastating' Panhandle scene of Hurricane Michael's destruction

Jan 09, 2019 - The Miami Herald

On his first full day in office, Gov. Ron DeSantis walked among the ruins of a seaside town devastated by Hurricane Michael.

Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told him that $25 million had already been spent on debris cleanup, but an outsider would hardly know it.

At one stop on the governor's tour, the sea breeze was no match for the smell of raw sewage from the city's damaged sewer system. Homes reduced to mounds of rubble were still waiting to be picked up. More than two dozen ovens an...