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State of Emergency for Clay County

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Updated: 5/05/2013 12:42 pm
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A State of Emergency has been declared in Clay County as water levels continue to rise.

Most concerning to county officials is the rise of Black Creek. Some portions of the creek are predicted rise to above 23 feet by Saturday evening.

Levels for the south prong of Black Creek could exceed the levels experienced during Tropical Storm Debby.

A shelter is now open and staffed by the Red Cross at First Baptist Church of Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd.

A Code RED notification call was placed this morning to all residents along the creek to notify residents of the potential danger of the creek levels.

Self-serve sandbags and sand are available for any Clay County residents needing them:
·  Station 14 (4003 Everett Avenue in Middleburg)
·  Station 20 (303 S. Oakridge Avenue in Green Cove Springs)
·  Station 22 (5995 Pine Avenue in Fleming Island)

A phone bank is now open, and will be staffed throughout the day for Clay County residents. Residents requiring information may call (904) 284-7703.
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