Tropical Storm Ernesto is history in Southwest Florida, but rainfall associated with system is still causing problems in Glades County. Precipitation flooded homes in the community of Palmdale. Area residents are advised to evacuate. The Muse Community Center has opened as a shelter. Angie Osceola is Glades County’s Director of Emergency Operations.
“Most of it is a lot of low lying areas and the rain we’ve gotten before this storm came along and the water is running but got no where to run to”
Fisheating Creek is also overflowing its banks and is expected to crest on Sunday. Palmdale is hamlet of about 300 people in Glades County. About 30 homes have been flooded. Floodwaters could rise through the weekend. Some roadways are also underwater. People are asked to avoid flooded roads and areas.
Friday, 01 September 2006 01:00
Glades County FloodingWritten by WGCU Newsroom