Victims of Hurricane Michael get food for the soul at PC church

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – St. Andrew Baptist Church in Panama City is providing hot meals and basic supplies for those affected by Hurricane Michael. Residents are welcome to head over to the church on W 15th Street to pick up household items, snacks, canned goods, and even some hot meals, being served daily. The church is also accepting donations so that they can keep the supply and food line up and running.
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Homeless hurricane victims asked to leave PC resort

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – People left homeless because of Hurricane Michael who were staying at a Panama City resort will have to find somewhere else to stay. Residents at Shores of Panama say they woke up Thursday to notices saying they need to get out. The notice said the building has been deemed unsafe and must close to repair damages caused by Hurricane Michael. All occupants were told to vacate the premises.
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Hurricane Michael death toll more than two dozen

Authorities in Florida say Hurricane Michael has brought the overall death toll to more than two dozen. Those numbers come from confirmed storm related fatalities, and include more than a dozen deaths from the hardest-hit Bay County, according to the district medical examiner’s office. Michael, which slammed into Florida’s Panhandle with 155 mph winds on Oct. 10, retained hurricane-force winds as far inland as southern Georgia, and also affected the Carolinas and Virginia.
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Waffle House brings smiles to Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Some residents were all smiles after a Waffle House food truck gave out free food and supplies to victims of Hurricane Michael in Panama City. The Georgia-based chain set up a mobile truck and handed out free waffles, hash browns, water and even supplies to those affected by the devastating hurricane that hit the Panhandle a week ago.
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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is getting some extra help in the wake of Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is getting some extra help in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The Center’s emergency room has remained open while the rest of the hospital goes through repairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services has now stepped in to take the overflow from the hospital emergency department. A DMAT or disaster medical assistance team is set up in tents next to the hospital to house medical personnel who are here to help from all around the country.
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Panama City newborn spent first night in Walmart parking lot near Gulf Coast after Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A baby born near the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Michael spent his first night in a Walmart parking lot. The PC mom and dad said they were forced to camp out at the store the night their son was released from an Alabama hospital because their home in Panama City was badly damaged by the storm. Thanks to donors, the family was able to get a hotel room. Mother and baby Luke are doing fine.
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Shootings and lootings in Bay County in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY – Shootings and lootings kept Bay County officers busy in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots, including a fatal officer-involved shooting and a near deadly domestic dispute, in the hard-hit areas east of the Hathaway Bridge as lootings and thefts erupted. Neither the name of the officer nor that of the victim have been released, as FDLE continues to investigate.
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Neighbors to the south of PC are lending a helping hand in the wake of Hurricane Michael

Neighbors to the south of PC are lending a helping hand in the wake of Hurricane Michael. While many are handing out food and water, one group of men are delivering gasoline from Tallahassee to Port St. Joe. The group says the gas will not only fill up cars, but will also help power up recovery gear, like generators and chainsaws to help people remove fallen trees.
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Hurricane Michael victims warned of contractor cons

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message local authorities are sending as residents impacted by Hurricane Michael continue rebuilding, and they’re warning homeowners to be aware of criminals and unlicensed contractors who may take advantage of them during a disaster. Law enforcement says these contractor cons are looking for a quick way to make easy money, and individuals affected by the surrounding catastrophe are often times the target. Authorities say to prevent becoming a victim of contractor scams visit myfloridalicense.com for tips.
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Housing Grants

Ten agencies in Michigan are getting more than three-million-dollars in housing counseling grants.

The money is coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It’ll be used to help thousands of people across the state get assistance, make more informed housing choices and keep their current homes.