At this time, the City of Panama City has not determined the final date for storm-generated debris removal.
City Manager Mark McQueen has requested and gained conditional approval from FEMA to conduct Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR). The City will be launching a registration drive later this month for eligible property owners who need assistance in removing broken and damaged trees and yard debris. The information will be shared here on Facebook, on the City’s website and with local media.
Crowder Gulf, the City’s debris removal contractor, continues to remove debris from the public right-of-way as well as in the City’s parks, three cemeteries and 35 miles of ditches.
Crowder Gulf continues to pick up hurricane related debris from the right-of-way within the city limits of Panama City. The City has not established a cutoff date for removal yet but would like to encourage citizens to place hurricane related debris in the right-of-way soon.
Only storm-generated debris should be placed in the right of way. Storm-generated debris includes tree limbs, logs, and branches; loose construction materials created by the storm event; items inside the residence destroyed by the storm; broken glass; and wallboard, carpet, and other building materials damaged by the storm.
Reminder: Contractors assisting with the demolition, reconstruction, repair, or removal of items from a residence are required to make arrangements for disposal of items from the property.