Politics & Society

After Michael: Swing State Florida, Episode 3

Florida's Panhandle and the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

In October 2018, the Category 5 storm destroyed 40,000 homes in the Florida Panhandle and caused billions of dollars of damage. "After Michael" tracks the region through its volatile first year following the devastation of Hurricane Michael.

Welcome to rural America: dirt roads, endless sunsets, and flags for college football teams. It’s also, by the residents’ telling, the forgotten America, where public services are spotty and where one can drive for hours between hospitals.

Yet the Florida panhandle can have a forceful political impact. So how will the area mobilize for the 2020 election?

Learn more at www.swingstateflorida.com.


Samuel George

Global Markets and Digital Adviser
Bertelsmann Foundation