Ocala city crews still cleaning up from Sunday storm
The wet conditions over the weekend culminated in a heavy downpour for many Ocala residents Monday morning.
The amount of rainfall overwhelmed the flood-control systems, swept away trees and caused damage and widespread power outages in areas across the city. Ocala spokesman Sonny Allen says water levels have lessened since yesterday.
“Thankfully, things are somewhat better today,” he said, “although we still have about 20 streets closed because of high water. That is approximately half the number we had closed yesterday. However, all the major thoroughfares are open. We still have some flooding in certain areas of town.”
Crews have continued to pump water away from problem areas, a process Allen explained in detail.
“We have pumping stations actually located in the retention areas. But in addition to that, we have mobile pumps that crews can take to problem areas, set them up and pump the water from the high-water areas to areas that aren’t quite so flooded.
“We’ve been doing that throughout this whole episode,” he said.
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