PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Several hundred people displaced by Hurricane Michael and living in tents behind a church in Panama City are being displaced again.
Residents in the tent city are a combination of people displaced by the storm, including out-of-town workers doing hurricane repair work, plus previously homeless people.
Mila Hotez said her home was damaged by the hurricane, and she had no other place to live.
With only a few portable toilets, one showering station, and overcrowding at the tent city, the living conditions are not comfortable, Hotez said.
“The comfort of your everyday normal life is gone. All of it,” she said.
Now that she has to move, Hotez said she plans to travel to Destin to look for a job and home.
“I’m thinking that I keep trying — if I keep trying, something will happen,” she said.
Brian Hinton, a volunteer relief worker in Panama City with the New Life Church in Canton, Georgia, contributed to this report.