TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Floridians are recovering from major flooding in several parts of the state just as the heat of summer arrives in time for the Fourth of July.
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State disaster spokeswoman Jessica Sims says flooding remains a concern and that flood warnings are in effect for several rivers in north Florida. She says the upper Suwannee River and Upper Santa Fe Rivers are forecast to crest at major flood stage this weekend. The lower Suwannee River is forecast to crest in minor to moderate flood stage early next week.
Flood warnings also remain in effect for several land areas in Dixie, Lafayette, Taylor, Franklin, Wakulla, southwestern Jefferson, and southern Liberty counties.