Lucky again, as storm blows past

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‘We were blessed,’ Player says

By Kayla Vaughn and Mark Manicone

Tropical Storm Michael whipped through Lancaster County with 50-mph gusts Thursday but caused little disruption here, after obliterating parts of the Florida Panhandle and killing six people.
Darren Player, the local emergency management director, said the county fared extremely well, as it did last month during Hurricane Florence’s devastating slow crawl across the Carolinas.
“We were blessed. It could’ve been a whole lot worse than it was,” Player said. “And if you look at the people around us, they did get a lot worse.

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