Rebuilding in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Progress is being made as Bay County continues to rebuild several of its buildings almost eight months after Hurricane Michael.

During Tuesday's Bay County Commission meeting, Commissioner Tommy Hamm shared that construction on government buildings is moving along. The total cost comes to $2.8 million. (WJHG via station)

Among those under construction include the Bay County Sheriff's Office and Bay County Courthouse.

Currently the county's insurance is covering some repair costs, but commissioner Tommy Hamm says their trip to Washington D.C. exposed them to other opportunities to help lessen the financial burden.

"We learned there were some programs out there that we didn't know existed so we do now and so we'll try to get through some of that stuff and hopefully get some reimbursement out of FEMA or other government agencies like NOA. They have programs that could help us, the EDA had programs that could help us that we just didn't realize were there," explained Hamm.

The total cost of construction for these buildings comes to $2.8 million.

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