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Heavy Rain And Storms From Sally Impacting Big Bend Residents

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Big Bend residents have seen heavy rainfall over the past several days.

While most of Hurricane Sally’s effects have been focused on the West Panhandle, Big Bend residents haven’t completely escaped the storm.

In Tallahassee some neighborhoods have reported flooding and downed trees.

City of Tallahassee officials are reminding drivers to be cautious about potential water on the road.
"Currents can be deceptive: fast moving water 6” deep can knock you off your feet, 12” deep can carry away a small car or SUV, 18” deep can sweep away a larger vehicle. Do not walk or drive through a flooded area," the city wrote on Twitter.

In Gadsden County flood waters washed away part of Cane Creek Road.

Meanwhile flood waters are rising in Apalachicola.

In Wakulla County, a downed power line near on highway 98 blocked the entrance to Wakulla Middle School. Buses were delayed and students had to wait for the lines to be cleared before they could head home.

Flash flooding and a few tornadoes remain possible through Wednesday night across portions of the Florida Panhandle and North Florida.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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