STORM UPDATE 06/26/2012 9:30 PM

Debby has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression at 8:00 p.m. The storm came ashore at approximately 5:00 p.m. this afternoon near the Gulf Coast community of Steinhatchee. The storm appears to be moving northeast at this time with a path that would bring Debby across the southern portion of Columbia County as it heads […]

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Residents Rescue Girl

Residents worked expeditiously in rescuing a girl swept away by flood waters. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies and FWC officers responded to the call off Falling Creek Rd. The girl was swept out of her yard off NW Falling Creek Rd and was able to hang onto a tree till rescuers arrived. We are grateful […]

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STORM UPDATE 06/26/2012 5:30 PM

Tropical Storm Debby is expected to make landfall southwest of our area near Cedar Key either this evening or on Wednesday. Debby will continue to have an impact on our weather through Thursday when the Tropical Storm moves into the Atlantic Ocean. The Columbia County Emergency Management Department is still at a Level II activation […]

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STORM UPDATE 06/26/2012 4:00 PM

THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND OUR PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERS ARE CONTIUNING TO ASSIST MOTORISTS AND RESIDENTS TRAPPED BY FLOOD WATERS. PLEASE TAKE CAUTION AND AVOID FLOODED AREAS. THE WATERS CAN RISE QUICKLY, WITHOUT WARNING AND HAVE SWIFT CURRENTS. Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and […]

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STORM UPDATE 06/26/2012 12:30 PM

According to the Suwannee River Water Management District, the Suwannee River reached flood just before noon today. Flood stage at White Springs is 77.9 feet at 12:00 pm today and the river is expected to reach 81 feet on Wednesday. On Monday morning of this week the river was at 55 feet. The influx of […]

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