Memories Wash Up Of Tropical Storm Debby

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

By Matt Galka
July 3, 2013

Wakulla County, FL - Some folks are getting inches more rain than others, and we are getting reports of minor flooding. In Wakulla County, the deluge is stirring up memories of Tropical Storm Debby.

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, Keith Blackmar: "Last late June I think 24th we had Tropical Storm Debby with 25 to 30 inches and this year we have projections not anywhere near as bad as that but we have been monitoring it."

Minor flooding was occurring along Old Plank Road and points near the St Marks River Wednesday afternoon.

Nobody is confusing this weather event for Tropical Storm Debby. Flood waters from last year's storm put some Fourth of July celebrations in serious jeopardy, and even though the rain totals won't be nearly as severe this year, there's still some concern about Independence Day.

Wakulla County Commissioner, Ralph Thomas: "Hopefully we'll get a little bit of parting of the clouds just long enough for some people to come down and hopefully still spend some time with their family, maybe do some barbecueing. we can still have a good time in spite of the weather."

Folks who may need sandbags can stock up at the sheriff's office for free. As for Fourth of July festivities, everything the County has planned is still on schedule.


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