PRESS RELEASE FOR STEINHATCHEE FLOODING
Steinhatchee, FL – The state of emergency declared by Taylor County Board of County Commissioners will be in effect until Saturday, August 24, 2019, although there is no longer a curfew in effect.
Today, local damage assessments are continuing, with the current estimate of homes affected at approximately 100 homes. This estimate includes both minor and major damages incurred by the flooding. The information collected during the damage assessments will be forwarded to the State of Florida.
Local nonprofit organization, Sowers of the Seed, has been collecting and distributing supplies to residents in need. Items in need include dehumidifiers, cleaning supplies, fans, laundry soap, cleaning cloths, rubber gloves, and baby wipes.
Cherry Campbell, with Sower of the Seed asks persons wishing to donate think about what they might need if their home had been flooded. Ms. Campbell may be contacted at 850-295-3787 to organize donations.
Sheriff Padgett would like to thank everyone that has worked so hard behind the scenes the past few days. While there is much work left to be done it is that selfless love for one another that makes Taylor County such a great place to live. This community never fails to come together in a time of need. We appreciate the assistance from surrounding agencies and we thank each citizen and public servant that has pitched in. Together we make a difference.