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Tony Mixon
 
| The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Panama City Beach suffered sporadic damage at a park and a resort during a significant storm Monday afternoon.

Bay County was under a tornado warning with a storm that threatened wind gusts up to 90 mph Monday. It was unknown if a tornado briefly touched down in Panama City Beach by the posting of this article.

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Panama City Beach saw damage to condos like the Aqua Resort and also to Fun-Land Arcade, officials said. The PCB Government Facebook page noted damage to Frank Brown Park and its baseball fields.

Bleachers and fencing were significantly damaged from the storm. Panama City Beach Mayor Mark Sheldon went out to Frank Brown Park to assess the damage.

The park has been shut down because of the damage.

Panama City didn’t see any significant structural damage, officials said. The only concern in regards to the city is flooding from the heavy rains.

Bay County shut down its COVID-19 testing site at Frank Brown Park before the storm’s arrival. County officials reported that the majority of the damages were power outages and some downed trees.

County officials also said that a duplex in PCB had some damage, but nobody was home.

Bay District Schools saw delays with bus pickups at some schools. Deer Point Elementary, Lynn Haven Elementary, Deane Bozeman School and Hutchison Beach Elementary were holding buses until the weather passed through.



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