One of the areas needing permits for rebuilding is Mexico Beach. When Hurricane Michael hit the area, it destroyed more than half the city.
Hurricane Michael changed Peggy Wood’s plans for the driftwood inn. She purchased the building in 1975. Her extended family visits Mexico Beach year after year, staying at the Driftwood for Chritmas and Thanksgiving.
On Monday, the building will be demolished. “We finally have permission now from the insurance and the city,” said Woods. Once the area is cleaned, Woods plans to rebuild.
“We’ve drawn up our plans and were trying to get architects to make it look the way we want it to look,” said Woods. She sees past the debris to remember what mexico beach once was.
“It’s a quant little town and it’s like an extended family, everybody becomes your family members when you live here,” said Woods.
Her grandson planning to continue holiday traditions in the beach community. “It’s sad to see such a good town be devastated but i know they’ll get back strong,” said Woods Grandson.