COVID-19 Actually Speeding up Hurricane Michael Recovery Projects
Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down – at best. But with all the hardship and strangeness we have encountered, there are some important success stories out there. With schools closed and many students doing their studies online for the time being, the Bay Base district’s Facilities Department is using the downtime to work on some important recovery projects that relate to Hurricane Michael on campuses across the area. If you’ve suffered damage from Hurricane Michael or another natural disaster, consult with an experienced Panama City insurance claims attorney today.
According to MyPanhandle.com, the Bay Base Facilities Department has been able to achieve some serious progress in its recovery efforts, including:
- They have implemented replacement jobs in order to increase the number of food services serving lines.
- They are finishing up critical secure-entry projects in the Bay Base area.
- They’re completing interior repairs that they hadn’t foreseen even beginning until at least the summer.
- They’re preparing to tackle more roof repairs in the near future. Prior to the current stay-at-home orders, the Facilities Department could only take on roofing projects in the evenings and on weekends – in an effort not to interfere with the young students’ positive learning environment.
In other words, their operations have been expedited during this time of social distancing, and much-needed progress is being made in relation to repairing the destruction brought by Hurricane Michael.
Flexibility Is Key
The director of the district’s Facility Department shares that they are presenting all conceivable projects for bidding to the school board now. With all of the unknowns related to the novel coronavirus, he notes that having flexibility is naturally critical. There are so many unanswered questions, including uncertainty related to the supply chain and to upcoming delivery timelines, that schedules for new projects are anyone’s guess. Getting a head start, however, can’t hurt. For those major projects that are already underway, however, many of them may be completed a full six months ahead of schedule.
Getting Back to a Safe Learning Environment
The department’s director further reports that their goal is to return things to normal for the students involved as quickly as possible. They want to provide these young learners with a safe and productive learning environment that isn’t hampered by the interruptions, inherent dangers, and constraints of construction work, and they are hoping to do it sooner rather than later.
An Experienced Panama City Insurance Claims Attorney Can Help with Your Natural Disaster Claim
If your home or property was damaged by Hurricane Michael, you understand exactly how disruptive natural disasters can be. Dealing with the fallout during a pandemic only makes things that much more complicated and uncertain, but the dedicated Panama City insurance claims attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP are committed to helping you retain the disaster relief to which you are entitled, and we’re well prepared to do so remotely until the current situation eases. We’re standing by to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 850-684-4000 for more information today.