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Panama City officials hope to receive more Hurricane Michael relief funding

The city will use this funding to fix damaged infrastructure
The city will use this funding to fix damaged infrastructure(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 4:13 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City officials hope more money will be making its way to Panama City to help repair areas damaged by Hurricane Michael.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has been able to administer the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. This money is for damages caused by Hurricane Michael.

In the first round of distributions, Millville was awarded $19 million.

In the second round, the city of Panama City has recommended five projects to the state.

“We have a lot of issues within the city in regard to our infrastructure,” Mark McQueen, the Panama City City Manager, said. “Particularly, our water, our sewer, our streets are failing. The five projects that are being nominated all address those specific issues.”

Those projects are:

Project RESTORE Area A2: Repairs to Storm-Damaged Sewer, Stormwater and Water Lines.

Project RESTORE Glenwood Area: Repairs to Storm-Damaged Sewer, Stormwater and Water Lines.

Project STORM: Critical Lift Station Bypass Telemetry Project Improvement.

Hentz Park Boxed Culvert and Wet Detention Pond Stormwater Project.

Project RESTORE Area O: Repairs to Storm-Damaged Sewer, Stormwater and Water Lines.

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