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500 buildings in Clay have experienced water damage

7:10 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Early estimates show at least 500 buildings, most of them homes, sustained water damage from Tropical Storm Debby.

Clay County Fire Chief Lorin Mock says only one person was injured when a ceiling gave way in an Orange Park home. Mock noted the injuries were minor.

One visible sign of damage is on County Road 218, where a bridge collapsed Tuesday night.

Pubilc Works Director Jeff Beck says the goal is to have the bridge repaired in two weeks. People who live in Clay Hill will find their commute to be a little longer until the work is done.

Clay County Sheriff Rick Bessler says 90 people were rescued from record flooding on Black Creek. Most of the rescues involved Girl Scouts attending a summer camp.

Breaker reminded Black Creek homeowners who want to leave their homes should do so before dark. At night, Bessler says, deputies face bigger challenges as rescues are riskier.

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