Tourism money going to storm-damaged areas of Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s tourism-marketing arm Monday awarded $858,000 to communities that sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Michael.

Visit Florida announced tourism-promotion money will be divided among the Panama City Community Development Council, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau and the tourist development councils of Gulf, Jackson and Washington counties.

“Our organization will continue to find ways to support the Panhandle’s recovery from Michael,” Visit Florida President and CEO Dana Young said in a prepared statement. The Panama City, Panama City Beach and Gulf County agencies each will get $250,000. The Jackson County council is receiving $60,000. The Washington County council is getting $48,800.

Posted in Tallahassee from News Service in Florida