A report from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief work from folks on the ground in Tallahassee, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

Wednesday night, Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida panhandle, making landfall as a Category 4 hurricanethe fiercest storm in recorded history to strike the region. Hurricane Michael collided with Panama Beach, FL with reported 12-13 storm-surge swamping and subsequently demolishing homes in Mexico Beach, FL. Florida, a state known for its year-round tourism and exquisite beauty, witnessed the terrible ferocity of a natural disaster exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change and late-stage capitalism.

The so-called United States and its various colonies have been wracked by climate change and not-so-natural disasters over the past two years. Irma, Maria, FlorenceMichael is just the latest in an extensive lineage of traumas that working class people have suffered at the mercy of global warming. The IPCC recently released a heavily discussed report on the future of the planet and it looks increasingly dire.

Yet, in the wake of such a storm, the Tallahassee community came together to support, defend, and empower each other.

Starting at 9am Thursday morning, folks affiliated with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, Tallahassee DSA, the Dream Defenders, the...