In Michael's aftermath, Florida residents try to pick up the pieces: 'We're back to frontier days'

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www.orlandosentinel.com—Up a red dirt road in the center of the Florida Panhandle, past fields of ripening cotton, the piney woods looks like pick-up sticks. Some trees are bent like praying mantises, and the few power poles still standing lean at precarious angles, their wires doing loop-the-loops around outstretched...

In Michael's aftermath, Florida residents try to pick up the pieces: 'We're back to frontier days'. Up a red dirt road in the center of the Florida Panhandle, past fields of ripening cotton, the piney woods looks like pick-up sticks. Some trees are bent like praying mantises, and the few power poles still standing lean at precarious angles, their wires doing loop-the-loops around outstretched...