Health Officials Warn of Dangers in Flood Waters
The rain, rain may have gone away for now, but the dozens of standing water ponds Debbie left behind still pose some danger.
The Alachua County Health Department is warning that snakes, breeding mosquitoes, downed electrical lines and bacteria could be lurking in and around floodwaters.
Health officials advise residents to avoid standing water and to not drive through flooded roadways.
They also warn if you're near standing water, to wear repellant and protective clothing.
The mosquito population is expected to increase in the next few days.
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