Callaway votes to extend state of emergency

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Callaway is siding with the state when it comes to its state of emergency.

City officials voted to extend their state of emergency to run alongside the extension provided by the state. (WJHG/WECP)

City officials voted to extend their state of emergency to run alongside the extension provided by the state.

Officials say they're still busy cleaning up debris and making repairs so they do not see a reason to suspend the state of emergency just yet.

The city is also still taking applications for the private and commercial debris removal programs, but not for much longer.

Ed Cook, the City Manager for Callaway said, "On Saturday, June 29th, we are going to be ending that program. So we are encouraging everybody, if you know people, family, if you have anything over here, we encourage you to be part of this program."

City officials say Code Enforcement will take corrective action on derelict buildings not a part of the program after the 29th.

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