Heavy Rainfall and Flood Damage in Panama City

Heavy rainfall in Panama City is causing flooding in some neighborhoods.

Residents have watched all day as water levels continue to rise.

Already, several areas in Bay County are reporting more than 10 inches of rain.

In one local creek, the water level is more than 3 feet higher than usual.

Residents are worried if the rain keeps coming, their homes may be flooded.

Most residents living in the Bayou George Creek area have flood insurance.

However, they may be displaced while their homes are repaired.

The heavy rainfall has damaged some buildings in Panama City, as well.

In less than 24 hours, Bay County received between seven and 10 inches of rain, numbers that are usually only associated with tropical storms.

The Emergency Operations Center had to relocate to the sheriff's office early Friday morning due to significant water damage.

The courthouse was also damaged.

Officials say it will be at least three weeks for the indoor damage of the courthouse to be fixed.


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