COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Due to Tropical Storm Debby, Columbia County's Emergency Operations Center and Citizen's Information Center are both activated. They are urging all residents to stay home today due to severe flooding.
An information center hotline has been set up at 386-719-7530. Please use this line to report road issues, assistance with evacuation and other issues related to the significant rain fall in the county.
Columbia County officials are asking that residents do not call 911 unless they are experiencing a true emergency.
Florida Gateway College is closed today due to the entrance to the school being flooded.
An emergency shelter is now open at Richardson Middle School.
Columbia County officials also say that residents are ignoring warning signs about flooded roads and still attempting to drive around them.
Drivers are reminded to not drive through water of unknown depth.
The following roads have been closed in Columbia County:
CR 357/Troy Road
1850 CR 252
SR 247 at intersection with CR 240
Rossi Pounds Hammick – concrete is washed out
Sapps Salvage on SR 100A (Bascom Norris)
1553 NE Bascom Norris Drive, southbound side of Bascom is flooded, just west of Sapps Salvage
U.S. 41 and I-10
Drew Road at U.S. 41
SR 47 at the Bingo Station
Double Run and Sunnybrook intersection
Fariway and Egret intersection
Carolyn & Kirby
441 in front of Club Rodeo
Price Creek, ½ mile north of Chasteen
252, just east of Country Club
Vicinity of 3223, County Road 240
Peacock Terrace under water
The area of Fedora and Young Place has water over roadway
Tree down on CR 335
Progress Energy notified of power outage
247 in front of fairgrounds
South Marion adjacent to Columbia High School
Colvin and Tammy Roads intersection
Timber Wolf Academic (entrance to Florida Gateway College)
CR 51 to 245 A (Price Creek area)
Riverside, south of Utah
Intersection of Kentucky and Drake
Birley Road, south of Geeza
Cypress Lake on paved part and dirt portion of Charles
Intersection of Myrtis and Precious
Business Point at SR 47
247, south of Dairy, area under water
St. Margaret’s from Main Blvd. to McFarlane
Gum Swamp and McColsky