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08-27-2008, 07:33 AM
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Fay is raining on me now in Raleigh, North Carolina. Some areas of the state are now under a flash flood watch and warnings. Ed
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09-03-2008, 05:49 PM
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Although this could be posted in the Hanna thread, its flooding that's still ongoing from Fay's rains!!

Rise Of St. Johns River Complicated By Hanna

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 1:17:20 PM
DELAND -- The National Weather Service says that the St. Johns River is starting to recede in the area of Lake Harney, but the river is continuing to rise in cities like Astor, which it right at the Lake-Seminole county line.
The weather service expects the St. Johns River to crest at 8.1 feet in Sanford, and at 5.6 feet in DeLand by Thursday. That is still six inches below its record heights in both locations.
There is a flood warning in effect until further notice for the entire St. Johns River area above Lake Harney.
Volusia Prays For Reprieve

As Hanna heads for Florida, western Volusia County is hoping and praying for a reprieve.
There is still widespread flooding in DeBary, Stone Island and along the Hontoon peninsula in DeLand.
DeBary is pumping 50 million gallons of water a day, but some 600 million gallons fell on the city during Tropical Storm Fay.
If weather predictions come to fruition, Hanna could bring another 4 to 5 inches of rain to the waterlogged city.

One Lane Opens On S.R. 46

Meanwhile, one lane of State Road 46 is now open in Brevard and Seminole counties, but drivers should still expect delays.
The Florida Highway Patrol is alternating eastbound and westbound traffic in the area of Lake Harney. Commercial traffic is being blocked from the area.
The road is still partially under water because the nearby St. Johns River is still above flood stage.
The Florida Department of Transportation said the road will not completely reopen until the water completely recedes.
Sanford Hands Out Sandbags

Areas hit hard by Tropical Storm Fay are now doing all they can to protect themselves from even more flooding if Hanna hits.
In Sanford, access to the city's popular Riverwalk is closed to traffic because of flooding.
The head of Sanford's Public Works Department said people should try to prevent damage by lining their homes with sandbags.
Residents News 13 spoke with were taking advantage of the free sand and sandbags. They said they just weren't prepared for Fay.
"The water rose about 4 feet in my place, maybe higher, and I experienced water in my bedroom, living room, so I'm trying to protect that right now," said Louis Guess.
"(The water) was up to our back fence. We had about 8 or 12 inches left to go and it would have been in our house,as well. Trying to be prepared this time," Chad Blatchley said.
Sanford city leaders also fear strong winds from Hanna could push even more water onto roads that are already flooded.

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