Julie Mancini
Area residents load their grilled hot dogs with fixings Saturday at the #DunnellonStrong at the Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association office. The event was organized by several nonprofit agencies and businesses throughout the greater Dunnellon area to provide food, water and supplies to residents affected by Hurricane Irma, which came through the area Sept. 11.

Jeff Bryan

Riverland News

Hurricane Irma wasn’t the first experience Kerry and Susan Gregory have dealt with when it comes to the Atlantic Hurricane season.

The couple, who purchased a house in Lake Tropicana, lived in Southern Florida during the historic 2004 season when Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne battered the state within a six-week span.

Still, they never lost power and their home at the time wasn’t damaged.