Panama City Airport Flood Damage Tops $2 Million

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WEST BAY, Fla. (AP) -- Officials are trying to figure out who will pay for $2 million in flood damage to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

Late last month up to 16 inches of rain fell at the airport near Panama City Beach.

At a meeting on Wednesday, the airport board agreed to spend $137,500 for emergency repairs. They're still waiting on an emergency declaration form the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which would free up federal funds for damage repairs.

There was no structural damage to the airports buildings.

Executive director Parker McClellan says the flooding caused significant damage to the grounds, which will require fill dirt and turf reinforcement.

The rain also damaged State Road 388, which is the only road leading to the airport.

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