Damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby should be reported online at 630CITY.coj.net, by email at 630CITY@coj.net, or by calling 904-630-CITY (2489). Calls regarding injuries should be directed to 911.
Black Creek is experiencing a major flood and nearing historic high levels. According to the National Weather Service, the north fork crested at 25.11 feet -- about 9.5 feet above flood stage -- on Wednesday, just shy of the record 25.3 feet in 1919. The river had fallen 18.6 feet by midday Thursday.
The Red Cross has closed the two shelters in Clay County it had opened earlier in the week.
- CR 218W at Country Estates remains impassable-repairs to restore limited access across this roadway are anticipated to be completed within two weeks. Complete repair efforts may take longer.
- County public works personnel are working to improve additional roadways, and these will be opened as repairs are completed.
Due to hazardous road conditions, the Florida Forest Service has closed its two state forests in Clay County: Belmore and Jennings.
The Clay County Health Department's the Health Department Bear Run clinic is slated to reopen on Friday.
Collection of storm-related debris is flood-affected areas will not begin until late next week -- about July 6. A scheduled of locations and days will be released before collections begin.
Officials said there are dozens roads affected by high water. These are reported to be closed as of 1:30 p.m. Thursday:
- SR 47 at Mill Road is closed
- SR 247 north of CR 240 is closed
- CR 240 is under water at CR 131, Old North Florida and several other intersections
- US 41 south of Lake City from CR 252 north for about one mile is closed
- US 441 at US 41 split in Lake City (in front of Columbia High School)
- US 441 north of CR 246 (Lassie Black Road) is closed to through traffic the Deep Creek Bridge is closed.
- US 441 south of Lake City at the Rose Creek Bridge is partially closed
- Sister's Welcome, Rossi Street and Combs Terrace reported washed out
- Complete, six-page list of all road closures in Columbia County
The Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers are above floods stage and have not yet crested and are expected to affect homes nearby. Voluntary evacuations are requested.
A Columbia County shelter is now open at Richardson Middle School at 646 SE Pennsylvania Street, one block south of Baya Avenue
- US 301 at Bryceville about 4 miles north of US 90 in Baldwin is closed at Brandy Branch Bridge because the bridge is washed out. Tentative reopening in early July. Traffic is detoured to US 90 and County Roads 119 and 121, which is a 13-mile detour.
The Red Cross opened a shelter at Hilliard High School.
Nassau County Emergency Management says they made two water rescues of people stranded in their homes by flooding and are are on standby for more along the St. Marys River in the northwest part of the county.
Nassau County has also set up two locations to hand out sandbags:
- 3613 Bailey Road, Fernandina Beach
- 45377 Mickler Street, Callahan