Weathering the Storm: Jenna Haligas

Weathering the Storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Panama City Commissioner Jenna Haligas says she is excited to see rebuilding and not just cleanup in her city.

“I’m starting to see new construction go up, I’m seeing us tear down things that need to come down so that’s all progress,” Haligas said. “Would I like to be further along? Absolutely, but I’m especially proud of our city manager and the staff has been insane. I just couldn’t believe what they could do to get us up and running.”

Haligas talked to News 13 about her first worry when she returned to Panama City and the sense of community she saw after the storm.

“When I think about Hurricane Michael, I still go back to those first few days after when there was so much pain and there was so much fear but at the same time, there was more love that I’ve ever seen in the city before,” Haligas said. “I wish I could capture it, keep it and have everyday like that here.”

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