MIDDLEBURG, Fla.-- As expected, the flooded Black Creek has risen to historic levels. It crested at 25.1 feet, two tenths of an inch short of the record, but emergency leaders say the devastation is widespread.
Authorities in Clay County rescued 90 people from their homes over the last few days. The announcement came during a news conference by the Clay County Emergency Operations Center Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities also say more than 200 homes have sustained significant flood damage, and an additional 300 homes are expected to be impacted.
The biggest concern right now are roads and traveling conditions.
A chunk of County Road 218 has been washed away. Engineers say it will take days, maybe even weeks to repair the damage. The road is a major thoroughfare in Middleburg, but people are being asked to show some patience as repairs move forward.
Another growing concern are mosquitoes.