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Wed Aug 20 2008 07:44 AM
Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area

0753 Wednesday August 20 2008

Saint Lucie County
Fort Pierce and Port Saint Lucie

We are in our 28th hour of enduring continual rain and gusts of wind up to and beyond 40mph. So far we've gotten over 10" of rain.

Many intersections along our major inner city highway called U.S. 1 began flash floods late yesterday morning. A few areas east of U.S. 1 are flooded 4 feet high, including where my daughter works and lives. Her power was out all night and local Law Enforcement are using their boats to shuttle stranded motorists. As I live near the North Fork of the Saint Lucie River, a Florida Marine Patrol truck keeps cruising our neighborhood.

Shuttle command centers are strategically positioned in shopping centers where garbage and dump trucks are driving to get people and escorting them home.

Because one of our major hospitals lays in the middle of a flash flooded area, many garbage trucks are driving medical staff to the hospital. (P.U. Doctors - ahahaha!)

School and government offices are closed again today.

Our EOC is supposed to have a televised press conference and update at 0730 .
Yeh, right.
It is now 0753.

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