Battling Flood Waters

Taylor County

A state of emergency still exists in Taylor County, Florida where water has flooded homes and cut off utilities.

The county’s emergency management director Roy Wood says the flooding has receded by San Pedro Bay. But Woods says Friday’s heavy rains could bring it back.

Woods says there is the potential of flooding along Highway 98. However, so far the main roads are okay. Sandbags are free and can be picked up at the highway patrol station on North 19.

A few pumps are also available. Get in touch with emergency management for more information.

Leon County

Residents are still watching the weather as rain continues Friday afternoon.

Some areas have been under a flood watch all Friday morning and afternoon. Water is rising in the Ochlockonee River. The river's water level was 26.6 as of 11 a.m. Friday. That is about a foot and a half about flood stage.

It is expected to rise another foot by early Monday morning. in Northwest Leon County, residents along County Road 12 or Fairbanks Ferry hope the rain has started to slack off.

Road crews have placed water-warning signs on roadsides just in case the waters rise in flood-prone areas.


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