Clay County has opened a permanent shelter at Tynes Elementary school in Middleburg. It is already open and will remain open until it is no longer needed. Clay County Fire and Rescue Captain and Public Information Officer Bernita Bush says officials were going to close the shelter, but as many residents eft to go back to their homes, they realized when they got there the houses were uninhabitable. Bush urges people to report their damages so it’s included in the assessment of all Clay County damages. She says it’s most important for people to have three days of food, water, and other necessities on hand in case of another event such as this.
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Areas along NW 98th Street and other nearby neighborhoods dealt with flooding from Irma last month. However, this isn’t a new issue. There have been many other instances of flooding. One of the major ones was in 2004 when multiple hurricanes impacted Gainesville. After Irma hit, Meadowbrook residents spoke with the Meadowbrook Homeowner’s Association board about forming a steering committee to talk about the flooding problems in the area.