WCSO: Tropical Storm Debby Update

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - June 25, 2012 -

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and WCSO Division of Emergency Management continue to monitor the impacts of Tropical Storm Debby on Monday, June 25.

A mandatory evacuation order put in place on Sunday, June 24 remains in place for low lying areas south of U.S. Highway 98. Storm surge levels have been reported as high as six feet above mean sea level but coastal flooding of county roads have impacted only a few roads: Mashes Sands Road and Bottoms Road in Panacea and Old Fort Road and Riverside Drive in St. Marks.

WCSO deputies are stationed throughout the county and are checking identification if they come across residents in the mandatory evacuation areas. Residents that remain in the evacuation area are asked to keep track of the tides and leave the area before the surge arrives.

Statistically, the county has responded to 37 downed trees and 27 downed power lines. The power lines have disrupted electricity on a sporadic basis. Three to four people took advantage of an open shelter at the Crawfordville Elementary School.

The Emergency Operations Center at the WCSO opened Sunday morning June 24 and remains open. The path of Tropical Storm Debby and the intensity of the storm remain uncertain although rain is predicted throughout the week.

Wakulla County remains under a Tropical Storm Watch, a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch. Further updates will be provided periodically.

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