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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency in Taylor County

Steinhatchee House and Cars Flooded due to Heavy Rains
Posted at 5:13 PM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 13:26:56-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, FL (WTXL) -- Due to recent flooding Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Taylor Counties.

View the full declaration here

The following rivers in Florida are still at some level of flood stage:

·         The Anclote River near Elfers (Pasco County) is at moderate flood stage but was at major flood stage on August 4th and 5th;

·         The Steinhatchee River west of Cross City (Taylor County/Dixie County) is at moderate/minor flood stage;

·         Cypress Creek near Worthington Gardens (Pasco County) is at minor flood stage;

·         The Hillsborough River at Morris Bridge (Hillsborough County) is at minor flood stage;

·         The Santa Fe River near Graham (Alachua County/Bradford County) is at minor flood stage;

·         The Little Manatee River south of Wimauma (Hillsborough County) is at minor flood stage;

·         The Myakka River at Myakka River State Park (Sarasota County/Manatee County) is at minor flood stage;

·         The Hillsborough River south of Zephyrhills (Hillsborough County) is at action flood stage but was at minor flood stage on August 4th and 5th;

·         The Alafia River at Lithia (Hillsborough County) is at action flood stage but was at minor flood stage on August 4th and 5th;

·         The Santa Fe River at Worthington Springs (Alachua County/Union County) is at action flood stage; and,

·         The Peace River at Bartow (Polk County) is at action flood stage; and