Many residents of Live Oak remain displaced because of flooding
The rain from Tropical Storm Debby is causing several rivers in North Central Florida rise putting residents out of their homes. The American Red Cross has opened more than a dozen shelters across Florida including one in Live Oak. The city was one of the hardest hit areas. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Gainesville Salvation Army Core Officer Preston Lewis who is currently stationed in Live Oak about what the situation is like there.
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