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Crowdsourcing To Find Survivors Of Hurricane Michael

According to one website, at least 300 people are still unaccounted for on the Florida panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Volunteer rescuer George Ruiz visits Roxy Melvin in rural Alford, Fla. Roxy's cousin in Alabama contacted the website CrowdSource Rescue because she couldn't get in touch with Roxy and her father. Ruiz made a wellness check 8 days later and delivered supplies. Source: Debbie Elliott

Friends and family of people who live in the Florida panhandle are still trying to find out if their loved ones survived Hurricane Michael. The mission has been hampered by heavily damaged infrastructure and fractured communication systems.

Volunteer rescuer George Ruiz spent Thursday trying to locate people who had not been heard from since the devastating storm.

"It's been a good day," says Ruiz, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. "I've done about 32 calls so

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