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Hernando County assesses flood damage

Published:   |   Updated: August 26, 2013 at 02:24 PM

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BROOKSVILLE - Hernando County employees spent much of Monday assessing the lingering flood damage wrought from large thunderstorms late last week.

By far, the worst damage occurred at Campers Holiday, off Culbreath Road in Brooksville, where about 80 homes were flooded.

Christopher Linsbeck, zoning supervisor/administrative official, was slated to meet with Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative officials to determine if it was safe to restore power to the waterlogged area.

As much as 18 inches of water stood at the lower end of the watershed at Campers Holiday. Linsbeck said it was fortunate that most people there are winter residents and were not present during the flooding.

Linsbeck said all it takes is a couple inches of water to flood a mobile home. Some homes along Wiscon Road were also flooded.

About 3-6 inches of rain fell in the eastern and central part of Hernando County, although local accumulations were anywhere from 6-8 inches, according to data from Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella's office.

The Peck Sink water basin along Wiscon Road operated as expected during the flooding, according to Assistant County Administrator for Operations Brian Malmberg.

Malmberg said he would assess the drainage facility once the floodwaters have receded.

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