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State of emergency declared for Taylor County, Steinhatchee curfew in effect

State of Emergency
Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 05:52:38-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A state of emergency has been declared for Taylor County and a curfew is now in place for residents in Steinhatchee as heavy rain brings flooding to the area.

On Saturday, the Taylor County Board of Commissioners declared a local state of emergency due to the anticipated effects of heavy rain over the weekend,

The commissioners, along with Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett, have also enacted a curfew for the Steinhatchee area from 10 p.m. until dawn.

The Taylor County Emergency Management department also recommends that residents move their cars, trailers, and other property to higher ground in preparation for potential flooding.

County officials say that the county's emergency operation center has been activated to a level 2 (partial activation), which means they will continue to monitor the weather and coordinate with the county's department and response partners to ensure the safety of all Taylor County residents.

For a live radar of weather in the area, click here.