Heavy Rains Caused No Damage In Alachua County


The forecast calls for the threat of heavy rain to continue in many places through the morning.

Despite this, Alachua County emergency managers are not expecting serious problems.

Emergency management assistant director Jeffery Bielling told WUFT he doesn’t expect the water to stick around, given the recent drought.

So far there have been no reports of flood damage in Alachua County. However, South Florida has not been so lucky.

In Marco Island heavy rains closed roads and even stranded some drivers. In areas of Collier County there was more rain two days ago than during hurricane Wilma in 2005.

About Zoe Haugen

Zoe is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

Check Also

‘Birds are citizens of the world’: Climate change affects bird migration

Every bird watcher’s dream is to find a species they wouldn’t normally see wandering through …