FL Firefighter Dies While Clearing Hurricane Michael Debris In Bay County

Local authorities have announced that Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, a firefighter and paramedic, was helping to clear Hurricane Michael debris on Thursday when a tree fell on his tractor. 

"We are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own," the Gulf County Sheriff's Office announced on social media.

According to news outlets, colleagues found the 49-year-old father of two dead.

Before Price's death more than a week after the storm, Florida authorities reported the Category 4 storm killed 24 people in Florida, bringing the overall death toll to at least 34. There are still water and power outages, hours-long lines for gasoline in the Florida Panhandle.

The Gulf County Fire and Emergency Services also released a statement. 

"To Brad’s entire family and friends, on behalf of all the firefighters and emergency staff in Gulf County, we love you, grieve with you, and are praying for all of you."

Price is survived by his son, Brandon, and his daughter, Ashleigh. 

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