Article Courtesy of WTXL
Channel 27 ABC
Published November 18, 2018
GADSDEN COUNTY – It's been more than a month since Hurricane Michael hit the Big
Bend and one Gadsden County community is concerned about the piles of debris
that still hasn't been cleaned up.
Lake Tallavana is a private gated
community in Havana.
It took residents about two weeks to get their power back
The homeowners' association said aside from a few
contractors hired by residents, no one has come to clean up
The head of security said it's a real safety hazard.
Our roads have diminished to one lane throughout most of the
community, so our risk for accidents or even residents who
like to walk and at night, it's very perilous in here,
because you cannot see a lot of the big trunks sticking
out,"said Vice President Cheryl Roberts. "So, we've had
several residents have car damage as a result of the
The county has applied for federal funding to cover the
cost to remove debris on private roads and gated communities.
So far, the county estimates it's collected 20 percent of all debris.