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Flood recovery still well underway in Steinhatchee

Posted at 5:17 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 17:17:08-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Thursday, parts of Steinhatchee in Taylor County are under water after receiving more than 30 inches of rain in just four days.

For a lot of people, it is slow going because of things like what's left of what used to be 2nd Avenue.

Crews in the city are still trying to clear it out. Rain ruined the mud and completely destroyed the pathway.

As far as people go, churches and local non-profits have been helping those who have been displaced. At least 100 homes have been impacted so far but that number could still go up.

Taylor County says they're going to get through this together as a community.

"Practice makes perfect and while we're not perfect here in Taylor County but we are well practiced at handling storms," said Captain Jimmy Cash with the Taylor County Sheriff's office. "While we have some folks that are hurting we want them to know they're not in this by themselves."

Those who want to help donate can stop by the food pantry, Sowers of the Seed. You can contact them at 850-295-3787 to organize donations.