Minot resident concerned for Florida friend in wake of Hurricane Michael

MINOT, N.D. – UPDATE: A couple living in Florida is alive and well, after Hurricane Michael’s impact sparked concerns with loved ones of theirs in Minot.

Minot resident Betty Fedorchak says her longtime friend Brigid Johnson and her husband John are safe, though the couple had to bunker down in a boarded-up house for safety, and were cut off from communication.

Fedorchak last spoke with Brigid, her lifelong friend, on Tuesday, before the storm hit. She says a friend was able to make it to the couple’s house.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Minot residents says she’s concerned for a lifelong friend of hers who lives in Florida, in the wake of the impact of Hurricane Michael.

Betty Fedorchak says she is trying to make contact with her friend Brigid Patricia Johnson, whom she sometimes refers to as ‘Pat.’

Brigid and her husband John live in Panama City and chose to stay in Florida.

Fedorchak says she spoke with Brigid over the phone on Tuesday before the storm hit.

She has not heard from her since then.

She says Brigid’s daughter, who lives in Jacksonville, Fla., has also tried to get in touch with her.

Fedorchak is asking people to say a prayer for her friend, but also to reach out to her if they have any information.

“If anybody knows anybody in Panama City, that they could help, or let me know that would be great. They may not know Brigid and John, but they might have family or friends down there, that’s why I put it out on Facebook,” said Fedorchak.

As of now, the Johnsons have been added to an emergency list.

She says you can message her on Facebook if you have any information about her friend.