Live Oak residents play waiting game for storm recovery
By Blake Alderman and Corey Brooks – WUFT-FM
Tropical Storm Debby is long gone, but its effects are still having an impact on several Florida residents in Suwannee County. The City of Live Oak was hit the hardest, and clean-up measures are still underway. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports.
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