Residents Shocked by Santa Fe River Flood Levels
The Santa Fe River continues to rise especially around Fort White.
On Thursday the flood level measured 28 feet, and today is 4 feet deeper. Reaching an astounding 32 feet.
Today we were at the bridge on state road 47 near Fort White
We saw many people standing on the edge of the bridge to snap pictures of the Santa Fe River.
Paula Sternbach of High Springs says she's never seen it this deep.
"All our friends are calling us and saying are you under water, are you under water. send us pictures. they are amazed by this," said Sternbach.
She told us on Tuesday she was walking her dog on the parking lot off the bridge.
Now you can't even tell there's a parking lot at all.
All you see is the top of the buldings that are now underwater.
Several people have lost their homes to the flooding. While residents are trying to come to grips with the amazing amounts of water,
things may get even worse before they get better.
That's because the river near the Fort White area is expected to crest tomorrow at 33-feet.
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