Panama City Commission approves 17 projects in hopes of receiving grant

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Projects were approved Tuesday at the Panama City Commission meeting that will help the city prepare for any future hurricanes.

The Panama City Commission is hoping to receive the Hazard Mitigation Grant. (WJHG/WECP)

The Panama City Commission is hoping to get the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which is a grant offered by the state that helps Title I areas, specifically areas like ours that have been directly hit by a hurricane.

The commission voted to pass 17 total projects that will be passed on to Bay County which the county will then pass on to the state.

Mark McQueen, the City Manager of Panama City, said, "These are projects that will help us create resiliency and redundancy to harden our city to be able to withstand a natural disaster, such as a hurricane in the future."

The projects vary from improving sanitary sewer issues to improving emergency operations.

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