Live Oak Sees Heaviest Rainfall Since Tropical Storm Debby
Published February 25th, 2013
LIVE OAK - It was some of the heaviest rain our area has seen in months. A storm system moving through north central Florida on Monday dumped several inches of rain across the area, and even brought some hail along with it.
While Monday's storm dumped about 6 inches of rain on the city of Live Oak in Suwannee County, the flooding effects were nowhere near as bad as those seen after Tropical Storm Debby. Debby first moved over north central Florida last summer, dumping several feet of rain in some areas that couldn't handle it all, including Live Oak, which was considered the hardest hit.
Monday's storm did lead to some localized street flooding in downtown Live Oak, especially in the area near the former Big Wheel Marketplace, where a sinkhole was discovered last summer, one of the lingering impacts of Tropical Storm Debby.
Even though the flooding was not as bad, the heavy rainfall still reminded some Live Oak residents of their Debby experience. But most seemed surprised by the hail that fell early in the morning.
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