ASTOR — Lake County’s Emergency Management Division is conducting daily surveys in the Astor area to monitor St. Johns Riving flooding as the forecast indicates more significant rain. Water levels should begin to return to normal levels by the end of this week.
Jack Moore Road and Tyty Road in Astor are currently inaccessible due to flooding. Roads that are beginning to show flooding include portions of Acorn Road, Wildhog Road, Bonnet Road and Hazelnut Road. No businesses in the area have been affected.
There have also been preliminary reports of flooding in Minneola, and Lake County is working with the Minneola Fire Department in response to the situation.
Residents may obtain up to 20 sand bags from Lake County Fire Station 10, located at 23023 State Road 40, Astor, to help prevent flooding. The sand bags have been pre-packed and may be immediately picked up, day and night.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission issued a “no wake” zone yesterday afternoon for the St. Johns River and placed buoys today.
Lake County Emergency Management is in constant communication with the National Weather Service regarding the latest weather forecast and river updates. Lake County residents are asked to report any flooding to 352-343-9420.
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with Lake County Emergency Management and Lake County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting site surveys in Astor and on the St. John’s River on Thursday, Oct. 2.
For additional information about The Lake County Emergency Management Division, call 352-343-9420 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_safety/emergency_management. For the most up-to-date information during an emergency, follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency.
For details on how to remain safe during flooding conditions, visit www.ready.gov/floods.