LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Emergency crews rescued 10 families from Astor in Lake County, an area prone to flooding, amid Hurricane Ian, Channel 9 has confirmed.
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Channel 9 has learned that rescue crews are facing a challenge reaching additional families at this time because of rising flood waters. Two families are still there.
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Astor is located near the St. Johns River. County officials said the flooding is worse on Tarragona Way.
Channel 9 has a crew heading to the scene to gather more information. Check back later for more details.
.@lakegov tells me they’ve been able to evacuate 10 families living in the St. John’s River/Lake George area but flood waters have gotten so high crews can’t conduct any more water rescues at this time. Drownings are a concern, but no reports of any at this time. @WFTV— Chantelle Navarro (@CNavarroWFTV) September 29, 2022
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