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Panama City, FL – Bay County’s PPDR program coming to a close more than two years after Hurricane Michael | MyPanhandle.com

Panama City, FL –

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) – Bay County struck another property from the list of demolitions still to be completed through the private property debris disposal program on Tuesday.

The Rita Street property marks the 251st project completed by the program. The crews have 40 more to demolish before they’re done.

Bay County officials said PPDR has saved residents millions of dollars collectively.

Ashman said time has not healed all wounds. She said that after two and a half years, the memory of Hurricane Michael is still painful.

“The scale of this disaster, the enormous amount of damage, in this case, this woman could not return to her house where she grew up,” Ashman said.

However, she said the county’s progress has helped her on her own path to recovery.

“Every day that we see more and more improvement, it helps us to recover personally,” Ashman said.

In just over a year, the county was able to demolish over 300 structures and remove over 160,000 cubic meters of debris.

“We’re about 96% done with the debris,” said Bay County director of community development Ian Crelling. “He picked up around 169,000 cubic meters of debris.”

The program no longer accepts requests for demolition or debris removal. They hope to be 100% complete by mid-March.

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