DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (WDHN) — 365 days later, Donalsonville residents remember Hurricane Micheal.
The storm was a Category 5 storm when it made landfall in Florida, which lead to destruction in southwest Georgia.
“Thank God we are still here, and like I said, this a strong little community,” Donalsonville resident Dawn Ready said.
As residents braced themselves for the unknown, Piggly Wiggly employees said they did not expect the storm to have a direct impact.
“It was a regular workday for us, up until our bossman called and told us we may be impacted by the storm,” Tameka King said. “We had plans to close at 6:00, but as the day progressed, the winds started to get really bad so we decided to close at 6:30 p.m.
Since then Piggly Wiggly has recovered, but King said it’s all a process.
“People are readjusting,” she said. “I would think they are, and it has taken a year for us to get back to normal. A lot of us are still having work on … our homes, but we are grateful. It was bad, but it could have been worse.”