Live Oak Opens Shelter for Displaced Debby Residents
The tropical weather system dubbed Debby dumped more than 20 inches of rain on the city of Live Oak over the past week and has left multiple families virtually homeless.
Michaela Solomon says that Debby caught her family off guard.
"This was very unexpected. Live Oak don't get stuff like this so whenever it came we were very shocked."
Beginning Tuesday afternoon the Red Cross opened the doors of the Suwannee County Agricultural Colosseum in response to the flood water that's left hundreds displaced in the city.
They are capable of comfortably handling at least 200 people.
The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and the support of donors help provide displaced locals with food shelter and clothing.
Solomon says her family is more than appreciative, "This place is basically a blessing, it really is because I don't know what I would've done. as I said my daughter, you know, she's 5 and a half months old without this place we'd be out there floating too."
Emergency Officials say Governor Rick Scott is scheduled to visit Live Oak and survey the damage Thursday.
President Obama has offered federal help if needed.
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