Flood water rises near Withlacoochee River, residents told to evacuate

RIDGE MANOR, Fla. - After all the damage and power outages from Hurricane Irma, now some people are dealing with one more thing on top of that, flooding.

Since Hurricane Irma, the Withlacoochee River has been rising near Trilby. It’s currently at a moderate flood stage of more than 15 feet and already covering roads and reaching homes

Krystal Stemen's home is covered by water. She says and her family feels overwhelmed by having no electricity, nowhere to go, and now having to deal with the fear of losing their home all over again.

The river is expected to reach a major flood stage of 17 feet by Monday. There is a voluntary evacuation order in place for people who live near the river.

Hernando County officials say there is an evacuation center set up in Brooksville.

Located at:

Enrichment Center
800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34601

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