Shellfish growers are already hard at work recovering gear and assessing damages in the Panhandle and Big Bend areas. To view Hurricane Michael Imagery of the lease areas from NOAA’s database visit:

For any growers affected by Michael, you may want to join the Oyster South Growers Exchange group. People are posting pics of recovered gear, offering assistance, and coordinating hardware store runs. Visit to join the group.

We will be sharing posts from Wakulla and Franklin County Emergency Operations Center’s Facebook pages on our UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Facebook Page. For up-to-date resources and information on the federal response to Hurricane Michael from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), please visit

Information for Franklin County Florida Emergency Management (10/14/2018):

Information for Wakulla County Florida Emergency Management (10/15/2018):