“Everything is gone.” Items from the home to be thrown out sit inside the garage of a Bay CU employee.

Three weeks after the gigantic Category 4 Hurricane Michael made landfall on Florida’s panhandle, a credit union employee rhetorically asked, “How do we recover from this?”

Bay Credit Union, in Panama City, Fla., is currently using a back-up telephone service. Two of its four locations are open. The main office and one branch are too heavily damaged to function safely for employees and members. Images of the main office damage show that it’s an entirely unusable building, with significant water and wind damage. The flooring has been removed and water stains and mold paint the ceilings and walls.

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Michael Ogden

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