Aug 10, 2016

Evacuations Ordered, Water Rescue as Rain Continues to Hammer Gulf Coast

Taylor County, FL
USA
by
Eric Chaney
,
The Weather Channel
A shelf cloud moves over Orlando Monday morning. Photo: Instagram/z_e_photography
A shelf cloud moves over Orlando Monday morning. Photo: Instagram/z_e_photography

Flooding in Florida has led to at least one rescue as rain continues to fall across the Gulf Coast region.

Emergency crews in Taylor County had to save a woman who was stranded after trying to drive through water over the road, WTXL reports. Emergency Management says they were able to bring her to safety but she was taken to the hospital.

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"Abundant tropical moisture and a slow-moving area of low pressure aloft will fuel heavy rains not only along the Gulf Coast, but also in other parts of the South this week," said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. "Localized rainfall totals in a few areas may reach 12 inches when all is said and done later this week"