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Residents say possible depression won't slow St. Marks down

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 17:16:17-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. — The people of St. Marks say they’re not afraid of the rain because they’ve been through worse and that attitude isn’t new.

When we were here for Hurricane Michael, many people decided against evacuating for that very reason.

While the town may not be as busy as usual, there are still people enjoying the breeze before the rain.

The St. Marks River Park has seen a trickle of people coming in and out to either fish from the dock or go out onto the water.

The people say that they're going to take advantage of the slightly empty park and the nice weather before that heavy rain makes its way over.

"It's kind of nice. It's cooler and there's nobody here at the boat ramp. So we can come out here and do a little boat maintenance," said Chuck Goodheart, a boater. "That's why I came down here a little early, to do a little boat maintenance before the storm. We can get the boat put away and out of the water. We can wait until the storms done and then come back."

Goodheart says that ever since Michael hit, he’s decided to start evacuating for hurricanes.

But he said he knew this wouldn’t be enough reason to skip town.