Monday, September 1, 2008

Florida closes river as flooding continues

Disaster News Network: While weather watchers have switched their focus to the coming devastation of Hurricane Gustav bearing down on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, flood survivors in Florida are just starting to pick up the pieces after Tropical Storm Fay dumped record rainfall on the state.

In addition to the two to two and a half feet of rainfall in some places, swollen streams and lakes are still pushing water into areas along the St. Johns River basin. Florida's longest river, the 310 mile long St. Johns, flows northward from Lake Hell'n Blazes to the south in Indian River County to the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville. Flooding is building in locations north and west of Brevard County where Fay dumped most of her rain....

Florida county map by the US Department of Commerce

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