Clay County, FL - It could have been much worse.
That’s the general feeling around Clay County after Tropical Storm Andrea brings few problems to the area.
“I think we’ve escaped this one,” says Emergency Management Deputy Director John Ward.
Ward tells me they had less rain and wind than expected from the storm and, as a result, only dealt with a few minor rural road washouts.
But while Thursday was a less significant event than anticipated, Ward says they continue to watch for wet weather Friday. After several weeks of rain, he says it won’t take much to tip the Black Creek.
“Stay tunes to the local weather and just watch the surroundings,” he says.
He says many Creek residents did seem to take preparing for Andrea seriously following the last storm season and the recent rain, and he hopes that feeling continues in to the rest of the storm season.