Written by Keith Blackmar, Public Information Officer, WCSO Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:21
FEMA officials underway with their damage assessment. They arrived late Friday and began touring the county to view the damage.Wakulla County's damage assessment has been 95 percent complete with some areas still not accessible. The Wakulla Assessment team statistics are 413 homes affected with a damage total of $8.78 million damage. Of the total, 40 homes were destroyed, 61 homes have major damage, 41 have minor damage and 271 were affected in some manner.
Try to stay cool this weekend as hot temperatures and severe heat indexes are forecast.
Sopchoppy River is at 24 feet. The highest point was 36.8 feet and 28 feet is flood stage.
St. Marks River was at 9.1 feet. It is now 7.9 feet and with seven feet being minor flooding.
Waters are rising at Woodland Drive and Lake Ellen south of Crawfordville. It may be a few more days before some of the flooded homes can be reached. All accessible homes have been reached. Road closures have not changed since yesterday.
If you are an individual looking for non-governmental assistance, call 2-1-1 and an operator will connect you to the appropriate agency. Agencies involved include, Ability 1st, Goodwill, Second Harvest, Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse, Lake Ellen Baptist Church, Salvation Army, Wakulla County Coalition for Youth, VolunteerWAKULLA and VolunteerLEON.
The Wakulla County Coalition for Youth is accepting monetary donations that will benefit the recovery effort. The donations may be sent to Wakulla County Coalition for Youth, P.O. Box 1688, Crawfordville, FL 32326.
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