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Panama City is a city in and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. Located along U.S. Route 98, it is the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. It is the more populated of two principal cities of the Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area

Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still Strong

The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the challenges of the health crisis. With many professionals working from home and many students taking classes remotely, it made sense to see a migration away from cities and into counties with more vacation destinations. The 2021 Vacation Home Counties Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that this increase in vacation home sales continues in 2021. The report examines sales in counties where “vacant seasonal,...

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The City of Panama City applies for nearly $23 million in grant funding

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The City of Panama City is hoping to secure almost half of the $60 million set aside by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster recovery funding. There are 50 businesses included in the city’s application along with projects for the Martin Luther King Jr. recreation center, the St. Andrews School, and the second section of the Harrison Avenue streetscape. Renovation plans for the A.D. Harris gym include a full size basketball court This particular allocation of grant funding is to support...

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Resident frustrated over flooding issue in Bay County neighborhood

BAY COUNTY, Fla (WMBB) — In the Parker and Callaway area residents have seen more than nine inches of rain over the last three days. The rainfall resulted in massive flooding and quite the frustration for homeowners in the Bay County neighborhood. A resident, Tim King, said he has repeatedly tried to get help from the County Commission in hopes of solving the issue. King said the flooding is a problem every time it rains.“As you can see the roads are being flooding and we cant even get the roads built up. Mail people have problems and school buses have problems out here. I mean all you...

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Boat flips over in Gulf after Lake Powell is cut open for drainage

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – A boat flipped over in the Gulf on Wednesday afternoon after Lake Powell was cut open for drainage. With all the rain in the area over the past few days, officials said that Lake Powell needed to be drained so it doesn’t overflow. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said that everyone should avoid launching any watercraft into Lake Powell at this time. “The cut is open going into the Gulf Of Mexico. It is pulling boats from the lake into the Gulf and flipping them,” the Bay County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a statement. “We have...

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Panama City Weather 6-23-2021

Our summer pattern is returning, that mean more popup showers and storms across the area. It also means that we will see more sunshine as well. Rain chances remain high but we are not looking at wash out days just a decent chance you have to deal with a shower or storm at some point. Check out the latest on the tropics and your 7 day forecast in the video above. https://mypanhandle.com

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Renovation plans for the A.D. Harris gym include a full size basketball court

PANAMA CITY Fla. (WMBB) — Looking for a place to shoot some hoops in Panama City?  Well, the A.D. Harris gymnasium is getting some much-needed renovations.  The space suffered significant damage in Hurricane Michael. So after two years with no action, the gym is about to get a facelift.  Brent Dillard, the owner of Southern Elite Sports, opened his business after the storm. He said finding spaces in town for his sports leagues to play has been tough. “Ever since Hurricane Michael came through, facilities have been hard to come by,” Dillard said. “Courts and fields...

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What is a Rip Current? A Guide to Understanding and Surviving Rip Currents

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The world’s most beautiful beaches, that’s what we call this area. In fact, our name here at News 13 reflects that WMBB. Our beaches however come with a risk and that’s rip currents. Beach and Boating Forecast Thanks to the double sandbar formation along the shore we get many different types of setups for rips to develop. Most are caused by breaks in the sandbars which can be hard to spot. Rip currents are not just dangerous they are deadly. In fact, rip currents kill more people along the Gulf Coast than any other weather-related...

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School leaders talk new schools and expansion

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — With the potential for huge growth in Bay County, Bay District Schools Facility Department is planning for the future. They’re calling it “Vision 2030.” “As the school district, we need to be aware of that growth and be ready to react and accommodate those students,” said Lee Walters, Bay District Schools Executive Director of Facilities. After analyzing growth data, the department identified some areas that needed attention. “Bozeman is one of the campuses seeing large growth in the next couple of years as more and more development...

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For second day, leaders urge swimmers to stay out of Gulf

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County officials are once again flying double red flags on Panama City Beach and are once again meeting with resistance from beachgoers who are putting their lives and the lives of their families in deadly danger, officials said Wednesday. Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said that local agencies were actively performing water rescues again Wednesday afternoon as officials struggle to keep people out of the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday, beach officials said Amber Peardon, 37, and her husband 32-year old Coty Peardon were two of the four people rescued. He...

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Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane hacks you should know before storms come your way

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — If you live in an area that’s impacted by tropical activity, you likely know the basics for hurricane preparation. But over the years, we develop tips and tricks with each passing storm. Here are a few on an ever-evolving list of hurricane hacks to help make each season just a tiny bit easier: Should I stay or should I go? Several years ago, evacuation zones changed- have you checked your zone since then? The rule is run from water, shelter from wind- in other words you should evacuate if the threat of flooding exists where you live. Evacuation zones are based...

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