Friday, February 22

After Michael, Marinas and Boats in Panama City Suffer Catastrophic Damage. See Aerial Pictures

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Here’s a great story from the Miami Herald about the catastrophic destruction of a marina and boats in Panama City, Florida, plus a series of aerial pictures of simply catastrophic damage there:

PANAMA CITY — The marina once hosted a morning coffee club, rented fishing rods to families and was home to a tight-knit community of sailors and boaters.

Nothing remained standing, or floating upright, in the destructive wake of Hurricane Michael. Boat owners, workers and residents who came to salvage what they could on Thursday found dirty water swirled with cracked wood planks, snapped masts and scattered, shredded life jackets. There was a strong smell of marine fuel in the air.

“There are no words,” said marina employee Sandra Groom, 56, breaking down in tears while taking photos. “I’m devastated. Panama City is devastated.” Read more:




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