Clay County fire officials say with the wet weather behind them, residents can now focus on recovery efforts.
"I think with the water dropping of now the residents can begin to get into the recovery stage." said Lorin Mock with the Clay County fire department.
Officials say the water level at the North prong of Black Creek was at 13 inches and the levels at the South prong was at 12 inches. Mock says Black Creek is in an "action stage" and still not a safe area to move around in.
"We should have it out of that action stage and back into returning to normal soon."
He says residents will now have to focus on cleaning up and moving damaged items from their homes. The Red Cross will pass out clean up kits to residents from noon to 6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will be set up at the Everett fire station (No. 14) on Everett Avenue in Middleburg.
Officials urge residents to not attempt to walk or drive through flood waters. They also warn to not let your children play in the flood water as it can carry unsanitary conditions. Residents with flooded head wells should boil their water or use bottled water. Also, be sure to check for floating ant beds that may be present in the flood waters.
Any resident who has not been contactec by damage assessment teams can contact emergency management at (904) 284-7703.