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Steinhatchee bracing for more rain as community recovers from recent flooding

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 19:56:40-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. — Worried and concerned would be the best way to describe how neighbors are feeling in Steinhatchee.

Just last week, people were forced to evacuate their homes because of the immense amounts of rain causing flooding. A lot of that water still remains.

Now, with the uncertainty of Dorian's track and how much rain it could bring to the area, Meloney Atkins, who lives in Steinhatchee says it brings a whole lot of emotions, particularly fear.

"My concern is that we won't have anything then. It will be solid water and I don't know if we will get help from the county, I don't know if we will get help from the government but I would like it pumped out and you know we have each other but it is very frightful to think that we will get more rain," said Atkins.

Atkins says she doesn't plan to evacuate and will ride out the storm if it comes into the area.

Taylor County leaders have also said they will begin sandbag distribution at three locations within the county starting Thursday at 12:00 p.m.