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Hurricane Michael Victims Face Damage Repair Delays

Panama City has remained one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots but after Hurricane Michael, it’s turned into something of an insurance fiasco. Hundreds of Panama City vacationers are seeking answers as they wait for their vacation or temporary homes to receive much-needed repairs.

In one example, a longtime Panama City renter returned to her home post-Hurricane Michael only to find out that her roof had been significantly damaged to the point that it was leaking into her master bedroom. Despite having power, the renter says it took the maintenance team over a week to assess the home’s damage and she has repeatedly contacted the management company. Meanwhile, there are concerns the leaks may cause the home to develop mold.

The number of homes that have been damaged to some degree by Hurricane Michael and require repairs is leading to delays. It appears the primary reason for these delays is the need to wait for an insurance adjuster to visit the home and assess the damage, which prevents the ability to promptly make repairs. What’s more, homes that do not have power cannot have their electricity turned back on without receiving clearance from a licensed electrician.

To read more about the story, please visit http://www.newsherald.com/news/20181024/delays-repairing-hurricane-michael-damage-frustrate-renters?start=2.

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