PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Shores of Panama, a high rise with around 700 condos, issued an eviction notice late Tuesday night.
Panama City Beach Officials inspected the building Monday and deemed it safe.
Some of the condo owners began putting family and friends who were displaced by the storm in their units.
FEMA then began giving financial assistance to hurricane victims so they could move into some of the units as well.
Then last night an eviction notice was taped to the door of every unit.
Board members at Shores of Panama claim there is water damage and its mitigation company said the building is unsafe and encouraged the board to shut down and vacate the building.
Leah White, a Springfield resident whose home was destroyed during the storm, said, "Shores of Panama said we could be put up by FEMA to get showers and stuff. We came here to get showers. Our landlord threw the rest of our stuff out including my dads ashes. We have nothing. We come here with the little stuff we do have until November 7th and now their kicking out due to water damage. There's no water damage in any of the rooms. I have a five year old little girl. I have no where to go. I don't have a friend I can call to say can I come stay with you because they lost everything too."
Brandon Brown, a Lynn Haven resident whose home was also destroyed, said, "We're not leaving. We're not leaving until the law comes here and tells us to leave. They're kicking us while we're down, is what it is."
Nobody representing the board, or any management company had any employees at the shores on Thursday when we were there. Panama Shores did release a statement on their Facebook page stating that the building is an active construction site and is unsafe, but the unit owners and hurricane victims beg to differ.
We spoke with a unit owner who lives in Alabama, who's put friends in his unit. He believes there's a conflict of interest. The owner says he believes the mitigation company hired has a close association with a shores board member.
Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman told us his department will not get involved with a civil case, indicating his officers will not be removing hurricane victims from the condos as long as they don't break the law.