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  • Franklin County firefighter Alan Godwin helped prepare meals for families while serving in the hurricane-affected area
    Franklin County firefighter Alan Godwin helped prepare meals for families while serving in the hurricane-affected area
  • Franklin County firefighters Jason Williams recently spent time in Seminole County, which was ravaged by Hurricane Michael in October.
    Franklin County firefighters Jason Williams recently spent time in Seminole County, which was ravaged by Hurricane Michael in October.

Local firefighters help out in hurricane-devastated Southwest Georgia

On Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach, Fla.

Michael was still a strong Category 3 storm when it cut a devastating path through Southwest Georgia.

Seminole County, tucked in the southwestern-most corner of the state, was one of the hardest hit areas.

According to the Weather Channel, windspeeds of more than 115 mph were clocked in the county seat of Donalsonville.

Shortly after the storm, two local firefighters traveled to Seminole County to volunteer their services and assistance to the overworked local emergency response agencies.

Jason Williams, a firefighter with the Red Hill Fire Department, and Alan Godwin, with the Carnesville Fire Department, both said they felt the need to offer whatever help they could provide.

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