Endless Rain Pelts Washington and Holmes Counties

WASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTY -- After receiving over 40 inches of rain since July 1, the Florida panhandle received even more this weekend.

Both Washington and Holmes Counties did not have school today because of dangerous road conditions.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners declared the area a local state of emergency.

FEMA is meeting with both counties tomorrow to discuss future plans for repairing the roads.

Road crews in both counties have worked around the clock to make roadways accessible. They said all of their labor was washed away with this weekend's flooding.

"It's doubled our work load and it's pretty much wiped out everything we have worked on," Holmes County Road Foreman Albert Jordan said.

Washington County school are closed tomorrow. Holmes County students will report to class.


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