More Evacuations in Florida As New Threat Emerges

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Residents of hurricane ravaged Florida are beginning to return home, however a new threat is causing more evacuations.

Officials went door-to-door yesterday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days.

Water levels are rising rapidly along the river.

Many areas in the Florida Keys are still without power, businesses and schools remain closed.

As of now the evacuation is voluntary.

The National Weather Service said a gauge at Trilby in Pasco County is at 5.9 metres, with the major flood stage is at 6 metres.

Hurricane Irma has left Florida in a state of disrepair.

The Withlacoochee River originates in central Florida's Green Swamp, east of Polk City. It flows west, then north, and then turns northwest and finally west again before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown.

The Team

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