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Bradford county continues to recover

Bradford County is one of many counties in North Florida still dealing with recovery efforts from the flooding left by Tropical Storm Debby.  This afternoon, county, state and federal officials will meet to talk about opening a disaster recovery center in Starke, where people can apply for assistance.  In the …

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Alachua County declares a local state of emergency due to high water

Official Press Release: Due to unusually high water and local flooding caused by Tropical Stormed Debby’s heavy rainfall, Alachua County has issued a proclamation declaring a local state of emergency. View Proclamation The County has also activated the 311 Emergency Management Information/Rumor Control Line. Roadways, parks, and residences have been …

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

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 …

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Update from the Clay County sheriff’s office

Clay County press release During a fly over on Wednesday around noon Clay County officials found these horses surrounded by rising water off of Sunnyside Drive in Middleburg. They could have moved to higher ground but would not do so on their own.  CCSO and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue …

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Swimmers and boaters should avoid activities on the Santa Fe River

Flooding along the Santa Fe River is expected to persist well into next week, and Alachua County’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising people to be extremely cautious of dangerous conditions in the river and flooded areas.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with Environmental Protection Director for Alachua County, Chris …

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Clay County damage assessment efforts begin

Official Press Release Initial reports from damage assessment crews lead county officials to believe the damage reports for flood waters associated with Tropical Storm Debby may exceed initial estimates. Crews assessed the following areas: Aquarius Concourse Arora Blvd. North Bellair Tanglewood subdivision Greenwood subdivisions Orange Park South These efforts will …

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Rain from Debby creates mosquito breeding ground

North Central Floridians are still feeling the effects of what was then Tropical Storm Debby. As residents continue the clean up effort, they have to now keep an eye out for mosquitoes. These insects now have more places to lay their eggs because of all the stagnant water Debby’s rainfall left …

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Update on Clay County damage assessment

Clay County Emergency Management Office Press Release: Door-to-door damage assessment efforts will begin tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 8 a.m., when teams take to the streets in areas where flood waters have subsided. Assessment efforts will be concentrated in the: Knightboxx Road area Tanglewood and Greenwood subdivisions, Southern Orange Park Aquarius …

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