Fay Causes Rising River Waters
The National Weather Service is predicting parts of the Santa Fe River will reach flood stage by the weekend. According to officials depending on what mother nature decides to do over the next few days the Santa Fe could reach 25 feet. Currently at 24 feet in some spots, the banks of the the Santa Fe have already grown wider.
According to Mark Sexton, Alachua County Spokesperson,"This is all part of tropical storm fay combined with all the moisture that she left behind."
Emergency Coordinator for Public Works, Michael Fay added, "We anticipate probably the river will continue to rise probably crest some time Saturday."
A flooding warning remains in effect and residents living close the river's edge can fill sand bags at stations in High Springs and at Public Works.
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