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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:50 PM

141 days after Hurricane Michael, here are the people living in tents

BAY COUNTY — It started with about $2,400 and a choice.

Option one was to use the money to look for a place to rent, as a combination of Hurricane Michael damage and confusion with their landlord about what telephone number to use cost Mystie Gregory, Gary LaPlant and their two year old daughter Neala the mobile home they were renting and nearly everything in it.

Option two was to use the money to buy the set of tools LaPant needed to make some money fixing the abundance of homes the Category 4 storm splintered. The tools, plus a cheap car to get around in and a laptop Gregory could handle the bookkeeping from, would be steady work, in a newly unsteady world.

And so, while LaPlant and Gregory knew they weren’t supposed to use the FEMA rental assistance money for anything other than rent, they went ahead and bought the tools, car, and laptop anyway, disqualifying them from a FEMA trailer later on.


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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 04:49 PM

1. Not smart, and their next dumb move will be voting again for trump

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