Black Creek (Photo courtesy of Susan Anlage)
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Clay County will remain under a a declared Local State of Emergency according to a Clay County Emergency Management.
Gauges at North Prong of Black Creek at 3:45 p.m. were at 19.05'.
The creek appears to be cresting and dropping.
As of 5 p.m., south prong is now at 18.62' and appears to be dropping, according to CCEM.
Flood stage is 16'.
These predictions do not include additional rainfall which may be received today and tonight.
CCEM said the shelter will remain open throughout the evening at First Baptist Church of Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd.
First Baptist Church of Middleburg - (904) 282-5289
The Red Cross will continue to staff the shelter.
Red Cross Jacksonville: (904) 358-8091
The phone bank will close at 5 p.m., but residents with concerns or questions regarding flooding or damage can still call Clay County Emergency Management at (904) 284-7703.
Road Closures (As of 5 p.m.)
Green Cove Springs:
Byron Road @ Tiki Lane
Byron Road East
Main Street (3700 block)
Scenic Drive (4000 block)
Thunder Road (at the bridge)
Boat Ramp Closures (11:00 a.m.):
Old Ferry Boat Ramp
Main Street Boat Ramp
Black Creek Closed:
Additionally, the creek is closed to all boat traffic/watercraft. Signage will be posted to notify boaters entering from other ramps.
Damage assessment teams will conduct assessments of homes in affected areas beginning Monday morning. Residents are encouraged to contact the Emergency Management Office (904) 284-7703, to ensure their damage is included in the complete assessment report following this event.
First Coast News will continue to track this story and provide updates when they become available.
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