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SRWMD expects Three Rivers Estates to hit flood stage soon

By on June 26th, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby continues to dump rain across many waterlogged parts of North central Florida.  Many low-lying roads have been shut down due to flooding concerns.  The Suwannee River Water Management District is expecting the three Rivers Estates area to hit flood stage at the end of this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with Senior Professional Engineer for the district, Meagan Wetherington about the situation:

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Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued several flash flood warnings for North Central Florida.  Law enforcement officials are reminding  remind drivers that if they encounter any flooded roads or rising water, try NOT to drive through it, because it’s hard to know how deep the water may be.

The American Red Cross has opened up shelters for anybody forced to evacuate including one in Bradford County at the Starke Elementary School and in Levy County at the Inglis Community Center behind Town Hall for residents of Yankeetown.  In Cedar Key the Rosewood Baptist Church is on stand-by for residents who feel they need to evacuate.


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