Alonso Student News
By: David Granger
It’s been a little over a week since the Florida Panhandle got slammed by Hurricane
Michael and the death toll is still rising. There are still people unaccounted for.
Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10th with wind speeds reaching up
to 15mph, just shy of being a category 5. Michael has killed at least 32 people
across multiple states including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. 15 of these
deaths occurred in Bay County; a county in which officials say over 2,500 structures have been
damaged, of these 162 have been destroyed.
Jeffrey Colorado, a student at Alonso, says “Thoughts and prayers to all the people suffering the
consequences.” Even people who weren’t in the storm’s path were still
effected by Hurricane Michael.
According to Alex Valdivia, another student at Alonso, he was “scared it would turn and hit Tampa. My family was ready to evacuate at any moment.” People all across Florida were affected by this monstrous Hurricane and the slightest shift in Michael’s trajectory could have caused massive damage elsewhere.
Everyone at Alonso prays for the victims and families of victims who were affected by Hurricane Michael.