3.4 million cubic yards of debris has been collected in Panama City alone. City Manager Mark McQueen said this is about 34 years worth of debris. Panama City will begin it’s last pass for debris pickup starting May 10th.
Residents who do not have insurance can sign up for the private property debris removal program. The deadline to sign up is May 4th. “It’s really imperative that we get the debris removed, it’s a safety concern, it’s a health concern for our community, and it also has aesthetic implications, we’ve got to clean up our community and get it ready for the rebuilding that’s going to be taking place,” Said McQueen.
City officials said they are estimating the debris removal will cost around 153 million dollars.