On March 18, 2022 a tornado struck the area between Panama City and Lynn Haven. Simulations Foundation helped the local non-profit participate, Mission 850, in cleanup efforts. There was a lot of damage but no one was injured.
Climate change is real and can be easily seen around Panama City, Florida.
Hurricane Michael struck the Panama City area in 2018. Accouding to the Florida Forest Service we lost about 1,000,000 trees. Many of them were pine and many of them were never removed. That area of dead trees is perfect place for fires to happen when we don’t get enough moisture. That is exactly what happen here in Panama City. Someone was burning trash and it got out of control. The names of those fires became the Star
Avenue, Adkins and Bertha Swamp Road Fires. They consumed 33,000 acres or 51 square miles and was only finally contained by a number of days of rain.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on March 7, 2022, that could restrict or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to control the pollution that is heating the planet. If the coal industry gets its way, the results could have a catastrophic effect on efforts to avert the worst impacts of climate change.