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Perdido Key erosion problems
PERDIDO -- Escambia County commissioners have their hands tied when it comes to fixing the erosion problem out on Perdido Key.
They've discussed using eminent domain to get things moving.
But they need more support from homeowners.
Right now, only about 30 percent of homeowners have signed easements.
The commission says they need a majority to move forward.
District Two Commissioner Gene Valentino says the permit is in place and the funding was secured with matching millions from the state.
Money they could lose if they don't move soon.
The county has applied to the state for a two year extension on that grant while they try to rally support.