State of Seminole County 2022 address looks back at cost of Ian, historic flooding
Seminole County Commission Chairman Amy Lockhart started the annual “State of the County” address by looking back at the past year, and the relationships and resources that brought hundreds of people to Lake Mary for the luncheon and event Monday.
Volusia residents trying to protect homes from future floods find FEMA grants daunting
Lisa Chiarizzi says every time it rains, water comes right up to her pool deck. She and her husband, Bruce, bought their house close to the Tomoka River 9 years ago hoping it would be their forever home. Since then, she says it’s flooded three times.
Flooding forces closures in St. Augustine, including Bridge of Lions
As a nor’easter continued to pummel the coastlines of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia on Saturday morning, the major king tide flooding in the St. Augustine area forced closures of several roads and shut down the Bridge of Lions.
LIVE RADAR: Localized flooding possible with rounds of heavy rain Sunday
ORLANDO, Fla. – Waves of heavy rain remain possible across Central Florida Sunday as deep tropical moisture from Tropical Storm Gamma, moving away from Florida, surges in. On and off light rain will continue through the morning with heavier rain and storms developing in the afternoon. Deep tropical moisture surges in from Tropical Storm GammaA warm front lifting north will be the focal point for more storms Sunday. Areas in green, all of Central Florida will be under the gun for heavy rain and localized flooding. A flood watch remains in effect for most of Central Florida until 4 a.m. Monday.
LIVE RADAR: Rounds of heavy rain return to Central Florida, Flood Watch in effect through the weekend
A good chunk of Central Florida, especially inland, will be dry for a lot of Saturday. The most widespread and heaviest rain will fall along the coast Saturday. Flood potentialFuture radarLocalized flooding will be possible especially along the coast Saturday. Flood Potential SundayThe heavy rain and flood threat expand inland Sunday. A flood watch is in effect until early Monday morning as several inches of rain could fall on already saturated ground.
Tropical Storm Gamma forms in Caribbean, heavy rain coming to Central Florida
***11:24 10/2/20 UPDATE***Tropical Storm Gamma has formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The tropical storm is 75 miles south of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph moving northwest at 9 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cabo Catoche Mexico and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for South of Punta Herrero to Puerto Costa Maya Mexico and west of Cabo Catoche to Dzilam Mexico. Central Florida won’t see direct impacts over the weekend from Tropical Storm Gamma, but the moisture associated with the storm will impact the Sunshine State. Tropical moisture surges inTropical moisture from Tropical Storm Gamma will be pulled into Central Florida along a stalled cold front, the same front that delivered the fall feel to Florida earlier in the week.
Streets, yards flood in Volusia County after almost a foot of rain was recorded
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Residents in Volusia County woke up to more than a puddle Sunday as floodwaters overtook yards and streets. According to city officials, the City of Edgewater has recorded rainfall of 8.55 inches at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Mango Tree Drive and 11.6 inches at the Water Treatment Plant at State Road 442 and I-95. “City crews have been responding to the effects of this rainfall since 7:00 p.m. last evening (Saturday, September 19, 2020). “It would appear so since nearly a foot of rain has fallen in at least one area of the City.”Three locations are open for resident access to sand piles. Fire Station 57 2628 Hibiscus DriveMango Tree Lake 901 Mango Tree DriveAirpark staging area 1898 Airpark RoadResidents must bring their shovel and sandbags/double bagged garbage bags.
Flooding possible in Marion County with isolated storms across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – A lot of Central Florida will be dry Saturday, but a few storms are expected to develop later in the day. While storms Saturday afternoon will be isolated in nature, the rain will be heavy in any storm that gets going. Parts of Marion County received up to 3 inches of rain Friday night and as a result, Marion County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 10 p.m. Saturday. Every weekend in hurricane season, look here for the latest on the tropics. After a fast start to the Atlantic season, things look to quiet down through the middle of June.
New report provides clues to origin of Gotha flooding problems
GOTHA, Fla. – A new engineering report may have uncovered clues in the chaos surrounding flooding issues with land-locked lakes in one West Orange County community. Last year, News 6 detailed the record flooding in the Gotha area, specifically at Lake Fischer, Lake Nally, Lake Hugh, Mills Pond and Gotha Pond, as neighbors searched for answers as to what was causing the flooding. As a result, Orange County leaders commissioned a $200,000 study into matter in November. David Hamstra with Pegasus Engineering co-authored the report, entitled Gotha Lakes Watershed Management Plan Update. “There are other lakes in West Orange County that have the same problem, which leads us to believe this is primarily rainfall driven.