Live Oak recovery from Tropical Storm Debby a slow process
It’s been a few weeks since the Salvation Army was summoned to Live Oak to help with relief efforts after Tropical Storm Debby took a toll on the city. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith talked with Salvation Army Lieutenant Preston Lewis who has been in Live Oak from day one. He gave an idea of what progress has been made and what else needs to be done to help get residents back on their feet.
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