Hurricane repair costs at Bay County Sheriff's Office double, nearing $1 million

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - County officials say the cost of repairs at the Bay County Sheriff's Office has doubled, totaling about $1 million.

Repairs at the BCSO will now total about $1 million. (WJHG/WECP)

On Tuesday, Bay County commissioners approved work for additional repairs at the sheriff's office.

Initially they were expected cost about $500,000.

Now, after the discovery of more mold damage, those repair costs have doubled.

"Of course a lot of this is post-storm hurricane damage to the building. You know it was like everything else, you know, I think they lost roof panels and stuff like that so they had a lot of water intrusion and that's what we're doing, we're trying to fix it back up," said Commissioner Tommy Hamm.

Hamm says the county will seek reimbursement from FEMA for the repairs.

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