Severe Flooding in Live Oak Leaves Downtown Area Underwater

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Live Oak, FL - June 26, 2012 12:22pm

Getting in and out of Live Oak proved difficult. Parts of roads leading into the area off I-10 were flooded.

If you didn't have a pick-up truck or SUV it was hard to get around. Even after a while trucks started having problems plowing through. The water was deep in the surrounding areas and in downtown Live Oak, where the water in some areas was chest deep.

Workers with Progress Energy wanted to cut off power to the downtown area due to possible electrical issues, but at last check that hasn't happened.

The Emergency Operations Center has been working almost 24 hours in Live Oak. They've been organizing shelters and road closures. All roads downtown had to be closed off due to the heavy flooding.

Suwannee County Sheriff, Tony Cameron, says that this is the worst flooding they've seen in Live Oak since 1964 when Hurricane Dora hit.

Emergency officials say Governor Rick Scott is schedule to visit Live Oak and survey the damage on Thursday. President Barack Obama has already offered federal help if needed.

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