Local and state teams continue to assess the damage caused by heavy rains on Aug. 22.
Up to 6 inches of rain fell in Hernando County that night, leading to flooded roads, traffic accidents and even home evacuations. About a dozen people slept at an emergency shelter in Brooksville. Campers Holiday off Culbreath Road in Brooksville was perhaps the hardest hit area, with about 80 homes flooding.
According to a sheriff's office release, 183 properties were examined for flood damage as of Aug. 28. The majority were residential properties, and 10 businesses were affected. Some 30 houses received "major" damage or were destroyed, 51 received "minor" damage and 102 were "affected" by the rains. On Friday, representatives from the state's emergency operation center arrived in Hernando County and are expected to survey the hardest hit areas.
More information is expected by mid-week.
A flood mitigation workshop is being hosted by the sheriff's office at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13. The talk will discuss preparing for storms and water damage, as well as what to do after a storm hits.
The workshop will be held at the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd.