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Debby didn’t dump enough rain to end Florida’s drought

By on June 30th, 2012

Residents in North Central Florida and the Panhandle are continuing cleanup efforts from all the rain dumped from what was Tropical Storm Debby.  Some parts of the state received up between 25 to 30 inchess of rain from the slow-moving tropical system.  Before Debby, Florida was experiencing drought conditions….  And though so much rain fell recently, Alachua County director of environmental protection, Chris Bird told WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend that Florida still faces water woes.

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